More than three-quarters of American students in fifth through 12th grades would like to be their own bosses, yet only half report that their schools offer any classes on how to start or run a business or about money and banking, a new survey of financial literacy and entrepreneurship has found.

The Gallup-HOPE Index, the first of what is to be an annual report, was drawn from a Gallup Student Poll that surveyed 1,721 students in partnership with Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial information to students.

Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO of Gallup, said the information is essential in a country where jobs are not only crucial but have become a defining factor in people’s lives.

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