Tomorrow's entrepreneurs have few opportunities to learn necessary skills

by Robin Myers and Preety Sidhu

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About half of all racial and ethnic minority students (50%) say they plan to start their own business, compared with 37% of white students, according to recent findings from the Gallup-Hope Index.

Trend: American Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions, by Race

The results are based on a telephone survey conducted Oct. 18-30, 2013, with a nationally representative sample of 1,009 U.S. students in grades 5-12.

Older Students Less Likely Than Younger Ones to Have Entrepreneurial Intentions

Students' desire to start their own business is lower among high schoolers than middle schoolers, and, more generally, decreases with each grade level. Roughly half of students in grades 5-8 (51%) say they plan to start their own business, compared with a third (33%) of those in grades 9-12.

Trend: American Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions, by Grade

This research comes from the newly released Gallup-HOPE Index national report on youth economic energy.

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