This spring brings the first class of college graduates to have gone through college entirely since the Sept. 11, 2001 (search), attacks.

The Partnership for Public Service (search) in Washington surveyed more than 800 graduating seniors, all of whom had entered college as freshmen in the days before the attacks.

The survey finds that most see themselves as "patriots." But it also finds that the attacks weren't the driving force in many of their career choices in college. In fact, nearly two-thirds of those surveyed say Sept. 11 had no effect on their desire to work for the federal government.

About 70 percent of the graduates say they fully expect another major terror attack within the next five years. Nearly a third think the war on terrorism (search) will never end.