40% Believe It Should Be Against the Law to Require a College Degree for Jobs

Forty percent (40%) of voters believe it should be against the law to require a college degree for jobs. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 43% disagree and 17% are not sure.

Most Democrats believe it should be against the law. A plurality of Republicans and Independents disagree.

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On a different topic, many jobs today require a college degree to be considered. Should it be against the law to require a college degree for jobs?

40%    Yes

43%    No

17%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 29-30, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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