Americans Are Losing Faith in the Value of a College Education

From a Wall Street Journal story by Douglas Belkin headlined “Americans Are Losing Faith in College Education, WSJ-NORC Poll Finds”:

A majority of Americans don’t think a college degree is worth the cost, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll, a new low in confidence in what has long been a hallmark of the American dream.

The survey, conducted with NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan research organization, found that 56% of Americans think earning a four-year degree is a bad bet compared with 42% who retain faith in the credential.