Students voice their views through JA polls. See the results of the polls and compare your ideas to those of students across the country.
2014 Junior Achievement/The AllState Foundation Teens and Personal Finance Survey - Key findings of Junior Achievement’s 2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey reveal a gender gap across numerous money-related topics. Specifically, boys and girls view budgeting, college plans, and anticipating future earnings in very different ways. Published in April 2014.
2014 Millennials & Money Survey - This generation is typically more concerned with their personal well-being than the width of their wallets, choosing experiences of savings and career paths based on passion as opposed to stability and salary. Published in April 2014.
2013 Teens and Summer Jobs Survey - JA survey reveals confidence in summer job prospects at odds with historically high teen unemployment rate. Published in May 2013.
2013 Junior Achievement/The AllState Foundation Teens and Personal Finance Survey - New national survey shows that teenagers are more optimistic about their financial futures, with a 20 percent increase in teens believing they will be financially better off than their parents. Published in April 2013. (Press Release Available)
2012 Junior Achievement/The AllState Foundation Teens and Personal Finance Survey - Only 56 percent of teens 14-18 years old think they will be as financially well-off or better than their parents. Published in April 2012. (Press Release Available)
JA/ING 2012 Teens and Careers Survey - One in eight teens wants to start their own business someday. Published in March 2012.
2011 The Free Enterprise National Survey: Viewpoints from U.S. High School Juniors - High school juniors strongly believe it is important that high school students are taught about entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and capitalism in school. Published in September 2011.
2011 Junior Achievement/The AllState Foundation Teens and Personal Finance Survey - Teens want to learn about the realities and opportunities of the global economy, but adults need to provide guidance. Published in April 2011. (Press Release Available)
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2010 - New national poll reveals risk and failure top deterrents for aspiring teen entrepreneurs. Published in November 2010.
2010 Junior Achievement Alumni Retrospective Survey - JA alumni are more than twice as confident that they can successfully compete in a business environment, compared to adults without JA experience. Published in May 2010. (HTML Version Available)
JA/The AllState Foundation 2010 Teens and Personal Finance Survey - Many Teens Falling Short in Money Basics. Published in March 2010. (Press Release Available / College-Bound Teens Face Budget Squeeze; Many Alter Education Plans)
JA/ING 2010 Kids and Careers Survey - Teens Confident They'll Get Ideal Job. Published in January 2010.(Press Release Available)
JA/Deloitte 2009 Teen Ethics Survey - Teens Expect Access to Social Networks On-The-Job. Published in December 2009.(Press Release Available)
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2009 - New national poll reveals nine-in-ten teens believe entrepreneurship should be taught in school. Published in September 2009.
The Entrepreneurial Workforce - The Junior Achievement Innovation Initiative examines the question, "What is next for America's workforce in this economic climate?" Published in June 2009.
Personal Finance 2009 - Teens Experiencing Layoffs, Reduced Hours, Job Scarcity and Forced Frugality According to New Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation Poll.
Kids and Careers 2009 - Poll shows less interest in "Business Person" careers.
Ethical Readiness 2008 - Poll shows most teens think they can make ethical business decisions, yet many also believe it is okay to lie and cheat.
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2008 - The latest JA I-Poll Reveals Fewer Teens Interested in Entrepreneurship.
Holiday Spending 2008 - Economic Downturn Hasn't Dimmed Teens' Holiday Season Consumer Confidence
Summer Jobs 2008 - Teens counting on getting jobs in sectors strongly affected by economic downturn.
Personal Finance 2008 - Latest poll shows teens exercise considerable influence on household buying decisions. Read about this and more in the latest poll results.
Careers with a Purpose 2008 - Most teens optimistic they’ll have ideal job one day according to Junior Achievement poll. Read about this and more in the latest poll results.
Holiday Spending 2007 -Many teens plan to bust their budget when playing Santa this year. Read about this and more in the latest poll results.
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2007 - Fewer teens want to start a business. Read about this and more in the latest poll results
Personal Finance 2007 - Latest poll paints bleak picture for youth money management skills.
Summer Jobs 2007 - Girls working this summer to 'save for college'; boys for 'extra spending money.'
Kids and Careers 2007 - 87 percent of youth feel prepared to enter the workforce. Read about this and more in the latest poll results.
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2006 - Ninety percent of teens believe a college education will help them start a business. Read about this and more in the latest poll results.
Summer Jobs 2006 - Saving for college number one reason teens expect to work this summer. Read about this and more in the latest 2006 Teens and Summer Jobs Poll results.
Personal Finance 2006 - Latest poll shows one out of every 10 teens use credit cards.
Kids and Careers 2006 - For the first time, girls' salary expectations on par with boys'.
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2005 Sixty-nine percent of those taking the poll indicated they would like to start their own business, a five percent increase over last year’s results. Read about this and other findings in our latest Interprise Poll™ on Teens and Entrepreneurship.
Summer Jobs 2005 Saving money for college becomes number one reason teens expect to work this summer. Read about this and other findings in our latest Interprise Poll™ on Summer Jobs.
Personal Finance 2005 - Latest poll shows teens already striving for financial independence.
Kids and Careers 2005 - Teens select career in business as job of choice for third straight year.
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2004 - The majority of teens aspire to own a business someday, according to this latest JA I-Poll.
Summer Jobs 2004 - Improving employment picture and rising costs of college may have more teens planning to work this summer. Read about this and other findings in our latest poll.
Personal Finance 2004 - Teens think taxes are too high, and nearly half believe Social Security won’t be around for them. See these results and more from our latest Interprise Poll™ on personal finance.
Kids and Careers 2004 - "Businessperson" is teens’ ideal job - highest level in five years. Read about this and other new findings in our latest poll!
Teens and Entrepreneurship 2003 - In today’s economy, more teens believe owning your own business provides greater job security than working for someone else.
Summer Jobs 2003 - As the economy takes its toll on the teenage job market, fewer teens are expected to work this summer than in previous years. Read the results of the latest JA Interprise Poll™ which shows the most significant drop in teenage employment in three years.
Personal Finance 2003 - Junior Achievement gauges teen beliefs on personal finance issues such as retirement savings, taxes, and stock in the Interprise Poll™.
Kids and Careers 2003 - Businessperson most popular career choice, surpassing doctor for first time in poll history. Read about this and other new findings in our latest poll!
Summer Jobs 2002 - More than eight out of 10 students to work during the summer of 2002. Also, girls to likely make less than boys. Read all about this and more as part of the Summer 2002 JA Interprise Poll™.
Personal Finance 2002 - Junior Achievement gauges teen beliefs on personal finance issues such as retirement savings, taxes, and stock in the Interprise Poll™.
Kids and Careers 2002 - Tidbits and much more about teen confidence in their ability to one day land their ideal job, assumed levels of education required for their ideal job, and future earnings expectations.
Holiday Spending 2001 - Teens share their holiday spending plans.
Special Poll 2001 - Students polled nationwide on economic views after September 11. Among key findings: Two-thirds of teens ready to buy U.S. war bond.
Summer Jobs 2001 - Nearly Nine Out of 10 Students Working This Summer. Despite slowing economy, 85 percent of teens earn more than minimum wage. Read more.
Personal Finance 2001 - Junior Achievement gauges teen beliefs on personal finance issues such as retirement savings, taxes, and stock in the Interprise Poll™.
Kids and Careers 2001 - More than 800 students in eight cities nationwide share their views on careers in the Interprise Poll™. Read more.
Entrepreneurship 2000 - Teens speak out on entrepreneurship! The Interprise Poll™ surveyed more than 600 middle and high school students nationwide to get their views about owning a business and the keys to business success. Read more.
Leadership 2000 - Teens speak out on the Presidential Election! The Interprise Poll™ surveyed more than 1000 high school students nationwide to get their views. Read more.
American Dream 2000 - What does the American Dream mean to high school students in the year 2000? The Interprise Poll™ surveyed more than 500 high school students nationwide to find out.
Summer Jobs 2000 - Read the results of the first-ever JA Interprise Poll™ posted online. This early poll surveyed nearly 700 students.