51% of Millennials Nervous
About Their Futures After Graduation
YAF Nationwide Poll: Graduating
Seniors Cite Bad Economy as Reason for Insecurity About
HERNDON, VA-Young America's Foundation (YAF)
has released new poll findings, with 51% of graduating college
seniors feeling "nervous" about their future after
graduation. Many respondents blamed their anxiety about the
future on the bad economy. Of the graduating seniors that
were polled, 39% said they are not at all optimistic about finding
a job in the first few months after graduation.
Seventy-two percent of graduates have already filled out at
least one job application, and 20% have applied to ten or more
jobs. Out of those who have filled out applications, 56% have
not received a single interview. One wonders if there's a
sense of desperation and panic among those who are actively
searching and garnering no results.
One of the most startling results from in the poll was that 37%
of graduating seniors believe they will end up "worse off" than
their parents' generation. This seems to be a sobering
reflection of America's continued economic decline and slow
recovery under the Obama administration. Given the current
state of the economy, 43% of respondents said they had planned on
getting their own place but now will not. Thirty-four
percent planned on paying off student loans but won't be able to,
and 26% planned on getting married and starting a family but will
delay those plans.
Overall, 44% of graduating seniors said they will move back home
with their parents after graduation even though that wasn't in
their original plans. This is not surprising, however, since
67% of graduates are already $10,000 to $70,000 in debt due to
**the polling company, inc./WomenTrend conducted a
nationwide online survey of 801 adults between the ages of 18 and
24 on behalf of Young America's Foundation from May 1, 2014 - May
5, 2014. The margin of error for the study is +/- 3.5 percent at a
95 percent confidence level.
Tune into Happening Now today on FOX at 11:20a to see the results released!
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