Academic Director, YouGov

Q: Thinking about education in Britain, which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

<1> Young people get a better start in life by going to university
<2> Young people are better off going straight into work than to university
<3> Neither
<4> Don’t Know 


Results (click on dates to see full results)

                               Better university Better work Neither DK/None
  % % % %
Feb 19 24 35 27 14
Nov 18 25 37 23 15
Jun 18 25 35 26 14
Mar 18 21 36 27 17
Nov 17 25 33 26 16
Jun 17 27 34 26 12
Feb 17 26 34 23 17
Oct 16 27 35 24 13
Jul 16 29 33 25 13
Mar 16 26 34 24 16
Feb 16 26 37 23 13
Jan 16 26 36 26 11
Dec 15 28 38 23 11
Oct 15 26 37 24 13
Sep 15 25 37 24 14
Aug 15 26 35 26 13
Jul 15 29 34 23 14
Jun 15 31 35 22 12
May 15 26 36 24 14
Mar 15 27 37 24 12
Feb 15 30 35 24 12
Jan 15 29 30 26 15

Methodology: Fieldwork is conducted online. The data have been weighted and results are representative of all British adults aged 18 or over.

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