Most Americans Say Higher Education Not Affordable

A majority of U.S. adults, 61%, believe education beyond high school is available to anyone in America who needs it — down from 67% who felt this way in 2013. However, only a small minority (21%) believe higher education is affordable.

These findings are among many releasing Thursday in a report based on the most recent Gallup-Lumina Foundation Pollconducted Nov. 3-Dec. 18, 2014.

While the majority of all Americans believe higher education is available to anyone in the U.S. who needs it, some are more likely to feel this way than others do. For instance, Hispanics are more optimistic (73%) than whites (58%) that this type of education is available to all.

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