Do college students really care about the upcoming presidential election? Surprisingly, college students are more concerned about education loan repayment than who will be elected into office. CampusBooks, the leading textbook price comparison website, released results from a national survey this week that 8 in 10 college students are concerned about repaying their student loans more than the election.
The national survey conducted by Campbell Rinker, revealed that 63 percent of recent graduates carry student loan debt and that two-thirds of students work full or part-time jobs during school. Students appear far more concerned about loans than the current political season, with a bare 54 percent majority expressing greater interest in politics due to the presidential election, and with Hillary Clinton essentially tied with Donald Trump at 12 - 13 percent supporting either candidate.
This survey also revealed that using apps is second only to texting as the most prevalent activity on smartphones (owned by 94% of students), Twice as many students own a smartphone compared to a tablet, and three times as many compared to a desktop computer. Not surprisingly, only 5% of students reported using their smartphone to make calls.