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    51% of Millennials Nervous About Their Futures After Graduation

    YAF Nationwide Poll: Graduating Seniors Cite Bad Economy as Reason for Insecurity About Future

     

    gradpollHERNDON, 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 student loans.

    **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!

     

    For further information or to request an interview, please email Ashley Pratte at apratte@yaf.org

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