Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in STEM jobs compared with their share of the U.S. workforce.
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
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A median of 62% of adults across the 14 countries surveyed this summer generally believe most people can be trusted.
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
Between February and June 2020, the share of young adults who are neither enrolled in school nor employed has more than doubled.