Results for - The Value of Higher Education

1,962 voters participated in this survey

1. I have been reading several articles about how post-secondary diplomas (i.e.: bachelor, masters, PhD, etc.) are now not as valuable as they used to be, in comparison to about 10-20 years ago. Do you think this is true?

Yes
46%
904 votes
No
17%
333 votes
Undecided
26%
508 votes
Not Applicable
11%
212 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
5 votes

2. There seems to be many people who are experiencing difficulties obtaining jobs and career opportunities because they are either educationally overqualified or under qualified. Do you think that being overqualified is a problem?

Yes
46%
910 votes
No
21%
407 votes
Undecided
21%
419 votes
Not Applicable
11%
215 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
11 votes

3. Do you think being educationally under-qualified would be a problem in trying to get a job?

Yes
58%
1,143 votes
No
12%
228 votes
Undecided
19%
364 votes
Not Applicable
11%
215 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
12 votes

4. Do you think that having work experience is important when hiring an individual?

Yes
64%
1,265 votes
No
9%
179 votes
Undecided
15%
298 votes
Not Applicable
10%
198 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
22 votes

5. If you were an employer, would you rather employ an individual who has more educational achievements but no work experience but no work experience, or an individual who has a lot of work experience but minimal educational experience?

Yes
24%
472 votes
No
15%
288 votes
Undecided
38%
749 votes
Not Applicable
18%
353 votes
Other (please specify)
5%
100 votes

6. There seems to be a gap between employers' expectations (of potential employees having sufficient post-secondary education and a decent amount of work experience) and young individuals' realities (of having recently completed post-secondary education but not having the opportunity to have work experience). Do you think this is a problem currently?

Yes
48%
944 votes
No
9%
177 votes
Undecided
29%
566 votes
Not Applicable
14%
272 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
3 votes
10/21/2015 Education 1962 42 By: 514Latter

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