Just 19% Think High School Grads Have Skills for College or Workforce
As high school graduation nears, fewer voters than ever think high schoolers have the skills necessary to enter the workforce, and they’re no more confident in their readiness for college.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates today have the skills needed to enter the workforce, down from February’s high of 25% and the lowest level of confidence since polling began in March 2012. Sixty-nine percent (69%) do not think high school graduates have the skills for a job, up five points and the highest finding to date. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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