More than half of American adults lack a bachelor’s degree, according to a study released on Tuesday.
The Pew Research Center study found that 43% of Americans have a bachelor degree or higher and 42% have at least a high school diploma.
The survey found that more than a quarter of Americans with a bachelor or higher degree have less than a high-school diploma.
The survey was conducted in April and May of this year and was conducted among 1,013 adults nationwide.
The results are based on responses from a national sample of 2,852 adults, who were asked about how well they are doing in their job and the jobs that offer the best opportunity for advancement.
More than four in 10 Americans who do not have a college degree said they would be willing to work for less money if it meant that they could get a job with the same skills, experience or education as someone with a college education.
The poll found that nearly half of Americans (47%) said that their first job should be an entry-level job, and the rest (42%) said they could find jobs with higher pay and a higher level of education.
More than four out of five respondents (72%) said their first employer should be a large corporation or other public company, and 28% said that they would want to work in an entry level job.
The report noted that the economic crisis has led to many Americans with no degree being forced to look for low-paying jobs.
It said that while the recession has been bad for some sectors of the economy, it has also created a massive demand for low income, low-wage jobs.
The findings come as President Donald Trump continues to insist that his administration will not cut social security or Medicare benefits.
The administration has promised to make the cuts but has not yet promised to pay for them.