Racial Gaps in Belief That College Is Necessary

November 2, 2017

A new poll of Californians by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals significant racial gaps in how people in the state view the importance of higher education. Two-thirds (67 percent) of Latinos said that college today is necessary. A little more than half of Asian-Americans (54 percent) and African-Americans (51 percent) agreed. Among white people, the figure was only 35 percent.

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