Youth Interest In Entrepreneurship Still Declining

Entrepreneurship in era of big government.

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Is renewed interest in big government sapping young people's interest in starting businesses? I'm not saying I subscribe to that theory, but there's at least some evidence for it.

Here's more: a new survey from Junior Achievement finds that 51 percent of U.S. teens are interested in starting their own businesses.  That sounds high, but last year I reported that Junior Achievement had found 60 percent wanting to start their own businesses—down from 67 percent the year before. This new poll isn't the same as the old one, but that the number is at 51 percent is significant enough.

Better news in this current survey is that 92 percent of teens want entrepreneurial skills taught in school. You can't say the same about every scholastic subject.