This article by Benjamin Wermund originally appeared on Politico


Regrets, I’ve had a few…and so have most Americans — at least when it comes to decisions they’ve made regarding their education. A new Gallup poll out today finds that 51 percent of Americans would change at least one of their education decisions if they had to do it all over again. Thirty-six percent said they’d choose a different major, 28 percent would attend a different school and 12 percent would pursue a different type of degree, according to the poll.

— Those are just the initial findings of an effort by Gallup and Strada Education Network (formerly the loan guaranty agency USA Funds) to take the pulse of education “consumers.” Since June 2016, Gallup and Strada have been conducting daily interviews of 350 U.S. adults aged 18-65 and they’ll continue conducting those interviews for at least the next two years, with new reports scheduled to be released quarterly. Read the first one here.

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