Only 3% of Americans Say Ivy League Schools Produce Better Workers


Only 3% of Americans say that those that attended Ivy League colleges make better workers, while a resounding 79% said that they do not. Maybe Americans should remember this same poll the next time they elect a President. Maybe a better worker would have done some thing else beside playing another round of golf when the world and the United States is in turmoil. It’s time to elect a non-Ivy League entitled president.

Ronald Reagan was the last president we had who didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school like Harvard or Yale, and the highest levels of government for much of the nation’s history have been filled with Ivy League grads. But that doesn’t seem to influence the thinking of most American Adults.

In fact, only three percent (3%) say individuals who go to Ivy League schools are better workers than those who go to other schools. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    One Response to “Only 3% of Americans Say Ivy League Schools Produce Better Workers”

    1. Steve on March 13th, 2011 3:29 pm

      I have no idea how an average poll respondent even knows who has an Ivy League degree, much less what their job is and how good they are at it. If statistically speaking, only a small percent of workers are from the Ivy League, an average persons chances of even working with one of them is small.

      And what exactly is a “better worker”? How is that measured? How does one worker get access to these “measurements”? Any attempt to aggregate and find patterns where the language is vague is useless.

      It is impossible to take this poll with these types of questions as something that has any meaning, much less relevance. I think Rasmussen should stick to the reliable “who would you vote for” type questions, where what they ask is credible.

      If they think this is such a good poll, they should repeat it daily for a week, and then see if the individual poll results correlate. Until that happens, I suggest ignoring such pablum.

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