2010 Panetta Institute Survey Shows:

College Students Focused On Economic Worries, Yet More Optimistic Than Two Years Ago

Executive Summary
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In our 2010 survey, we found that U.S. college students are worried about their job prospects in a still-shaky economy and a majority say they feel “uncertain and concerned” about the country’s future. The student confidence level in finding an acceptable job after graduation was at its lowest level in the ten-year history of the survey. Yet students were much less pessimistic about the country’s direction than they were two years ago, before the start of the financial crisis, and more confident than today’s adults overall.