Most Americans Agree that High Schools Should Teach Financial Literacy, According to Survey

A majority of Americans believe that high school students should take personal finance courses in high school, according to new research conducted by the National Financial Educators Council in August.

Researches said the majority of Americans (over 84%) replied, “Definitely Yes” or “Yes” to the question, “Do you think high school students should take personal finance courses in high school?” 

1,252 people across the US were asked, “Do you think high school students should take personal finance courses in high school?” 

84.5% Responded “Yes” or “Definitely Yes”

7.3% Responded “No” or “Definitely No”

8.5% Responded “Maybe”

Full survey results can be at https://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/Financial-literacy-subject-survey/ 

The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) carried out the study to evaluate people’s attitudes toward financial education as compared with other curriculum typically taught in high school. The findings showed that the agreement held true across all demographic and age groups. 

The NFEC has been conducting financial literacy surveys on this topic since March 2017, and findings from this survey are consistent with previous results.

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