A recently released AP-mtvU poll of 2,240 students at 40 different four-year colleges shows us as a remarkably happy bunch, a little more than half of whom are concerned about the economy. Paradoxically, this year’s poll shows students happier than they were last year, but also more stressed.
Conducted from late-April to early-May, this year’s poll included many more questions about students feelings about the economy. Fifty-two percent said the economy had contributed to their daily stress and 58 percent said they were worried about finding a job after graduation (keep in mind, though, that the survey was of college students of all levels, not just seniors).
Interestingly, 7 percent of respondents (or 10 percent of those who reported having student loans) said they’d had difficulty having their student loans paid because of their banks’ own financial problems.
For more data, check out the graphs above or the full data set.
Via the Chronicle of Higher Education.