Americans Still Like Teachers' Unions, But Half Say They Look Out For Their Own
Thursday, January 17, 2019
As teachers in Los Angeles, home to the nation’s second-largest school district, continue to strike, support for teachers’ unions remains up. However, a majority think teachers' unions put membership protection over the quality of education.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults say, in terms of its impact on the nation, it is a good thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think it’s a bad thing, while 11% believe it has no impact. Another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2019 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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