Operation HOPE, Gallup Join Forces to Look at Young Consumers' Attitudes


April 15, 2012 • Reprints

Has your credit union invested in and nurtured the next generation of entrepreneurs?

Operation HOPE and Gallup have joined forces to gauge young consumers’ attitudes about entrepreneurship and financial literacy as a way to help gain insight into how they envision their economic future. 

The goal of this inaugural Gallup-HOPE Index has been to identify and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in a bid to help communities sustain long-term economic energy. Some 30 million students in grades five through 12 participated in research efforts.

According to the findings, while America’s future depends more and more on the success of its youth, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year. The Gallup-HOPE Index has also found that despite this, many students in the U.S. have the entrepreneurial aspiration and energy needed to build a business that will survive, grow, and employ others. 

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