Only 27% Think High School Graduates Have Necessary Job Skills
As millions of high school seniors prepare to receive their diplomas, most Americans doubt this year’s graduates are ready to enter the workforce or to succeed in college.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of American Adults think most high school graduates have the skills needed to enter the workforce. Fifty-five percent (55%) say they do not have those skills and 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 2021 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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