National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 20-21, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Overall, how
would you rate the performance of public schools in America today – excellent,
good, fair or poor?
2* How important is the quality of public education to America’s future economic and national security?
3* Do most high school graduates have the skills needed for college?
4* Do most high school graduates have the skills needed to enter the workforce?
5* Do most public schools do a good job teaching the traditional values of Western Civilization?
6* On average, do children who are home schooled perform better or worse on achievement tests than those who attend public school?
7* Do you have children in the public schools?
8* (Asked Only to Adults Who Have Children in Public School) How would you rate the performance of your child’s school – excellent, good, fair or poor?
9* (Asked Only to Adults Who Have Children in Public School) Suppose there was a private school opportunity that would give your child a better education than public schools and emphasized the traditional values of Western Civilization. If it cost $2,000 a year, would you consider sending your child to such a school?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence