National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 7-8, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Is being a teacher one of the most important jobs in our country today?
2* Do most Americans still consider teaching a desirable profession to go into?
3* Do public schools demand enough of students?
4* Are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?
5* Is it too easy to get rid of poor teachers, too hard or about right?
6* Are teachers’ unions more interested in the quality of education or in protecting their members’ jobs?
7* Should tenure for teachers be based more on how their students perform academically or more on other factors, including principal evaluations?
8* Should the federal government spend more on teacher training to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers nationwide?
9* Do you currently have children in grades K-12?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence