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18% Think Most Colleges and Universities Promote U.S. Social Values

Friday, April 26, 2013

Americans tend to believe colleges and universities should promote the nation’s social values but think the schools are much more likely to challenge them instead.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a plurality (45%) of American Adults believes colleges and universities should uphold the values of American society. Just 18% think the schools should challenge those values. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say they should do both, and six percent (6%) feel they should do neither. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 2013 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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