Media: More Americans have student loan debt than attended college?

Media: More Americans have student loan debt than attended college?

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This is what happens when journalists cannot do even simple math – literally, this is nonsensical reporting:

Of 2,000 U.S. participants polled in a survey conducted by online education program, ELVTR, 63% of Americans are still wrestling with debt from student loans.

Source: 54% of Americans say their mental health issues like anxiety and depression are directly related to student loan debt

Real world: Less than 13% of Americans carry student loans.

Guess 4x more Americans are stressed by other people’s loans? Did the study even ask that question?

Reporters must never be left alone, in a room, with a number or percentage.

Here’s the original headline in case they memory hole it later:

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