News the college system is rigged after a bribery bust is not news at all, because a large majority of Americans in the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll felt that way even without the alleged illegality.
“Respondents in the poll are saying money talks, and they don’t like it,” according to the Director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. “Across all demographics, Americans find college admissions unfairly favor the wealthy and the well connected.”
Just 19% of registered voters considered the process of college admissions generally fair, while a 67% majority see it as unfairly favoring the wealthy and well-connected, according to the poll.
Recent arrests of Hollywood actresses and business executives allege they have bribed to cheat on test scores and work their kids into admission to prestigious institutions by faking their way in as non-scholarship athletes for sports they never intend to play, or have never played in some cases.
Conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center, 1,000 registered voters were surveyed between March 13-March 17 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.