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Questions - College Education - April 6-7, 2013

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 6-7, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports

1* In America today, can just about any good student who wants to attend college find a way to do so?

2* Many employers require job applicants to have a college degree. Would it be better for America if more employers offered jobs to high school graduates instead of requiring a college degree?

3* For students who attend a community college, is the most important value what they learn, the contacts they make, or the fact that they can tell potential employers they have a college degree?

4* For students who attend a state university, is the most important value what they learn, the contacts they make, or the fact that they can tell potential employers they have a college degree?

5* For students who attend an elite university like Harvard, is the most important value what they learn, the contacts they make, or the fact that they can tell potential employers they went to Harvard?

6* Suppose two students applied to Harvard. One student has a better academic record and better SAT scores but no connection to Harvard. The parents of the other student attended Harvard and make large donations to the school. Who is more likely to be accepted?

7* Over the past 25 years, every President of the United States attended an Ivy League school. For the 25 years before that, presidents came from a variety of state and private schools. Which is better for America - to have presidents only from Ivy League schools or to have presidents come from a variety of schools?

8* Many colleges and universities give special preference and financial support to athletes. Is it fair for a school to accept a skilled athlete over a more qualified student?

9 * Some college sports, especially major football and basketball programs, generate a tremendous profit for their schools. Should the athletes who play for profitable college teams be paid?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence