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Friday, May 27, 2016

What America Thinks: Are Our Graduates Ready?

It’s graduation season for high school and college students across the country. But do voters think those graduates are ready for what comes next?

Just one-in-five Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates today have the skills needed for college. Fifty-nine percent (59%) disagree. They’re even more likely to say high school graduates are not ready to enter the workforce, either.

Americans are slightly more confident in today’s college graduates: 35% think they have the skills needed to enter the workforce, but 47% disagree.

It looks like it may be a tough road ahead for the Class of 2016.