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30% Think It’s Fair For Colleges To Give Admissions Preference to Donors' Children

Friday, April 05, 2013

Most Americans don’t think it’s fair for colleges to give special treatment to children of large donors, but they have mixed opinions when it comes to the children of those who once attended those schools.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Adults think it’s fair for colleges and universities to give preferences to children of large donors.  Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 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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