Americans Value Good Jobs for All Over Ensuring Everyone Can Go to College

A rising number of Americans believe getting a well-paid job should be possible without spending a fortune on a college degree.  

WHY IT MATTERS – Political candidates will need to have job plans specifically geared toward creating good jobs for those without a college degree.  

THE NUMBERS – A recent Scott Rasmussen survey revealed:   

  • 75 percent voters say it is more important to create good jobs for people who do not have a college degree than to ensure everyone can go to college (17 percent). 
  • This includes large majorities of Republicans (84 percent) and Democrats (69 percent).  

THE BOTTOM LINE – Rising tuition costs and increased attention to the socioeconomic consequences of outsourcing of manufacturing have made Americans more aware of the need to have good jobs available for those with just a high school diploma.