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42% Think It Should Be Illegal for Teachers to Strike

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicago public school teachers are on strike for higher pay and different job evaluation procedures, but Americans are narrowly divided over whether it should be legal for teachers to strike under any circumstances.

Forty-two percent (42%) of American Adults say it should be against the law for school teachers to go on strike, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Slightly more (46%) do not think it should be illegal, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 10-11, 2012 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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