Gallup poll reveals truths about higher education

The significance of a higher education seems undeniable. Children are taught at a young age that attending college and getting a degree is crucial to getting a good job, which in turn leads to a good life or a higher quality of living. This is drilled into American students from k-3 to the end of high school, resulting in millions of students attending college each year hoping to achieve their elusive dreams.

A majority of people strongly agrees with this idea, according to the Lumina Foundation’s recent Gallup poll “Postsecondary Education Aspirations and Barriers.” Of those polled, 93 percent said they believed a college degree was necessary to find a good job, and 78 percent of the same individuals believed a good job meant a higher quality of life.

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