According to the survey, 22 percent of college students stated that they are spending more time studying, 32 percent are praying more, and 24 percent have increased volunteer time in their communities.
In January, more than 600 college students from across the nation were polled on the impact that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have had on their daily lives. The survey results were released Feb. 7.
The study was sponsored by the Independent Women's Forum, a nonprofit educational foundation.
Kate Kennedy, campus project director for the IWF, said the data regarding presidential approval was especially surprising.
Seventy-five percent of students polled said President Bush is doing a good job in office.
"In context of the general electorate, the results mirror America as a whole," Kennedy said.
She pointed out that college students have been considered the most liberal portion of American society.
In the IWF study alone, 55 percent of students identified themselves as liberal.
The research study also indicated that college women are more concerned with resolving the terrorist threat, while their male counterparts thought that economic issues were more important.