Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Gallup: Americans' Confidence In Higher Education Hits All-Time Low

Gallup, Americans' Confidence in Higher Education Down Sharply:

Americans’ confidence in higher education has fallen to 36%, sharply lower than in two prior readings in 2015 (57%) and 2018 (48%). 


Inside Higher Ed, American Confidence in Higher Ed Hits Historic Low:

Americans’ confidence in higher education is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released today. ...

The most recent survey found Democrats were the only subgroup where a majority remained confident in higher education. Fifty-nine percent said they were confident, although that number is down nearly 10 percentage points from eight years ago. ... Republicans showed the sharpest decline, dropping by nearly 40 points to 19 percent from 2015, the lowest confidence over all.

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