Thursday March 31, 2011

Complete RISE XI 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 United States today (437 respondents):

23%  economy
8%    healthcare
50%  deficit
1%    terrorism
18%  education

2. When choosing between investors or lawmakers, do you place greater trust in (376 respondents):

5%    Congress
33%  Wall Street
62%  neither

3. Where do you think the Dow will be a year from now — March 31, 2012 (331 respondents):

7%    over 14,000
49%  13,000 - 13,999
34%  12,000 - 12,999
6%    11,000 - 11,999
4%    below 10,999

4. Which energy field do you believe will achieve the highest return in the next 10-year frame (337 respondents):

43%  petroleum
18%  nuclear
4%    wind
24%  solar
11%  coal

5. How important is it to you that your career and work result in a benefit to society (361 respondents):

24%  extremely
29%  very
34%  somewhat
13%  not

Professional Responses

1. Which of the following is the most important issue facing the United States today (75 respondents):

11%  economy
8%    healthcare
58%  deficit
3%    terrorism
20%  education

2. When choosing between investors or lawmakers, do you place greater trust in (74 respondents):

1%    Congress
38%  Wall Street
61%  neither

3. Where do you think the Dow will be a year from now — March 31, 2012 (96 respondents):

10%  over 14,000
42%  13,000 - 13,999
32%  12,000 - 12,999
11%  11,000 - 11,999
5%    below 10,999

4. Which energy field do you believe will achieve the highest return in the next 10-year frame (93 respondents):

58%  petroleum
15%  nuclear
3%    wind
12%  solar
12%  coal

5. How important is it to you that your career and work result in a benefit to society (71 respondents):

37%  extremely
34%  very
25%  somewhat
4%    not

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