Thursday March 18, 2010

Complete RISE X Poll Results

Students and professionals attending the world's largest student investment forum weigh in on today's top economic issues.

Student responses:

1. Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today (403 respondents)

25%  economy
24%  health care
43%   federal budget deficit
2 %  terrorism
6 %  education

2. When choosing between investors or lawmakers, do you place greater trust in.... (303 respondents)

6 %  Congress
38% Wall Street
56% I don't trust either

3. Where do you think the Dow will be a year from now -- March 18, 2011? (284 respondents)

21%  over 12,000
51%  11,000 - 11,999
20%  10,000 - 10,999
6% 9,000 - 9,999
2% below 8,999

4. Which energy field do you believe will achieve the highest return in the next 10 year frame? (261 respondents)

25% petroleum
29% nuclear
15% wind
23% solar
8% coal

5. How important is it to you that your career/work result in a benefit to society? (289 respondents)

21% extremely important
33% very important
27% somewhat important
19% not important

6. (Students Only) How confident are you that you'll find work in your field? (321 respondents)

7% very unlikely
24% somewhat unlikely
24% likely
21% somewhat likely
24% very likely

Professional responses:

1. Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today (39 respondents)

51%  economy
8%  health care
36%   federal budget deficit
0%  terrorism
5%  education

2. When choosing between investors or lawmakers, do you place greater trust in.... (45 respondents)

24%  Congress
47% Wall Street
29% I don't trust either

3. Where do you think the Dow will be a year from now -- March 18, 2011? (3 respondents)

0%  over 12,000
67%  11,000 - 11,999
33%  10,000 - 10,999
0% 9,000 - 9,999
0% below 8,999

4. Which energy field do you believe will achieve the highest return in the next 10 year frame? (42 respondents)

26% petroleum
24% nuclear
17% wind
14% solar
19% coal

5. How important is it to you that your career/work result in a benefit to society? (40 respondents)

35% extremely important
37% very important
28% somewhat important
0% not important

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