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Undergraduate Data Show a Shift, Not a Decline, in Interest

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2467
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2467

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Amid all the hand-wringing about the declining interest in science among U.S. students, one significant fact has been largely ignored: Undergraduates today are just as likely to earn bachelor's degrees in the sciences as they were when Jimmy Carter was president.