ERIC Number: ED485311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Public Attitudes on Higher Education: A Trend Analysis, 1993 to 2003. National Center Report Number 04-2
To examine some of the impacts of changes on public attitudes, this document highlights a small-scale survey that included 16 substantive questions. It was conducted in October 2003 and included 801 adult respondents. Several respondents were called back for more in-depth discussions of the views they had expressed in the surveys. Public opinion on higher education has remained relatively stable, since there is often a lag between objective changes and public opinion, particularly when it comes to subjects that are not at the top of the public's agenda. But there are some signs that public attitudes toward higher education have become more troubled, especially for those groups most affected, including parents of high school students, African Americans, and Hispanics. This document reviews both the areas of stability and also some of the statistically significant changes over time. [Document prepared by Public Agenda for The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.]
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Atlantic Philanthropies; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.; National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.