Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Even though few voters actually know how much the United States spends on education each year, they still don’t think they’re getting a good return on their investment.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters correctly recognize that the United States spends an average of $11,000 per student per year on education, in line with surveys over the past two years. Forty-seven percent (47%) think it's less, with 11% who think the country spends as little as $3,000 per student. Eight percent (8%) think the country spends $13,000 per student per year, but over a third (36%) can't even hazard a guess. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 2015 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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