Faced with rising college costs and a job market with stubbornly high unemployment, college students around the country are increasingly worried about their economic future, according to a survey released Tuesday by researchers at Trinity College.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty and concern,” Trinity research professor Barry Kosmin told Capitol Watch. “The big question is whether they will ultimately be as well-off as their folks.”
The researchers also found that students today are much more liberal than their counterparts in 1990, when the Trinity survey first began. On issues ranging from gun control to affirmative action to assisted suicide, young adults of today are significantly more liberal than those who came of age two decades ago.