Press Call: New Poll Shows Concerns Among Young Americans Over Higher Education

Release Date: 
November 7, 2011

At a telephone news conference this Wednesday, three national policy organizations will release the results of a new nationwide, bi-partisan survey of young adults ages 18-34 about higher education’s importance and affordability, student debt, and Congressional proposals to cut Pell Grants or charge interest on federal student loans while borrowers are still in school.  

The telephone news conference will be held:
 
TIME: Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 9
DIAL IN: 1-800-351-6806
PASSCODE: LOANS
 
Speakers will include (in alphabetical order):
 
--Lauren Asher, President, the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
--Tamara Draut, Vice President for Policy and Programs, Demos
--Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research
--Chris Matthews, President, Bellwether Research & Consulting
--Jennifer Mishory, Deputy Director, Young Invincibles
 
If you plan to join the call, please contact Gretchen Wright, Johanna Díaz or Shannon Gallegos to get the URL so that you can see the powerpoint presentation of the results during the news conference. You can email them via the links above or call 202-371-1999 to reach Gretchen or Johanna and 510/318-7915 to reach Shannon.
 
TICAS, Young Invincibles and DEMOS commissioned Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting to design and conduct the survey of 872 young adults nationwide.