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Fewer Americans Think College Is Important Under Obama

July 18, 2012 by  

Fewer Americans Think College Is Important Under Obama
A college degree is falling out of favor with Americans.

President Barack Obama has harped on the benefits of higher education during his Presidency; but according to a new survey, fewer and fewer people see the advantage of a college education.

The new report reveals that 57 percent of people think college is a good financial investment. That number was 81 percent at the beginning of Obama’s term.

About one in four people said that attending college is not worth the money.

While those with a college degree are more likely to find a job out of college, June’s report showed that 4.1 percent of graduates are unemployed. Also worthy of consideration: The price of college continues to increase. Those two factors are likely behind the new trend.

During a recent speech at the University of North Carolina, Obama said: “College education is one of the best investments America can make for our future.” But the new survey reveals that many Americans don’t agree. Confidence in a college education is plummeting.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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