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27% Think Schools Do A Good Job Teaching Western Values

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In a speech last Thursday in Warsaw, Poland, President Trump promised that Western civilization and its values will continue to prevail and triumph. But while voters think it’s important for schools to teach these values of Western civilization, few think they actually follow through.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s at least somewhat important for schools to teach the traditional values of Western civilization, including 51% who say it’s Very Important. This is down slightly from 83% who said it was important in 2015, but otherwise generally in line with surveys since 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 6 and 9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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