|Students still plan to travel, support Bush post Sept. 11
Centre College students participate in survey about life after terrorist attacks
RELEASED: November 8, 2001
DANVILLE, KYThe Sept. 11 attacks on America haven't deterred Centre College students from studying abroad or continuing their educational or career goals.
Nearly five percent of the Centre student body took part in a survey recently about how their lives have been affected since Sept. 11.
The students were asked six questions.
Eighty-six percent of the students said they still plan to take part in international study. Seventy-four percent said the attacks wont change their career and educational goals.
"I was planning to go to both Israel and Germany this summer. I thought about it and decided that to not travel meant that the terrorists had won, so I'm still going to go," said senior Rebecca Grossman of Louisville.
Of the students who said their career goals will be changed, one stated she wanted to work as a medic in the armed services and another mentioned she was now interested in working with charitable organizations.
Fifty-five percent said they support President Bush and his actions since Sept. 11, while 31 percent of the students surveyed said they somewhat supported Bush. Fourteen percent didn't support Bush.
Sixty-seven percent of the students said their lives have changed since Sept. 11, but 62 percent of the respondents said their personal lives haven't changed.
The students were most split on whether their feelings about America had changed since Sept. 11. Fifty-seven percent said their feelings had changed, while 36 percent said they hadn't. Two percent said their feelings had changed somewhat, while 5 percent did not answer that particular question.
There was a good cross section of campus was represented in the responses. Of the participants, 31 percent were male, 33 percent female and 36 were anonymous. Twenty-one percent were freshmen, 29 percent sophomores, 17 percent juniors and 33 percent seniors.
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