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Half of Americans think young people don’t pursue STEM because it is too hard

Pew Research – Brian Kennedy, Meg Hefferon and Cary Funk

“Policymakers and educators have long puzzled over why more students do not pursue STEM majors in college, even though those who have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field of study earn more than those with other college majors – regardless of whether they work in a STEM job or a different occupation. Yet only a third of workers (33%) ages 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.” (more)

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