Americans Say Teachers Are Important, But Don't Want to Be One
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Americans continue to see the importance of being a teacher, even if they don’t think many want to enter the education field these days.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults think being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in our country today, unchanged from a year ago
but down from a high of 76% in 2012.
Just 16% do not consider teaching one of the most important jobs in the country today, while nearly as many (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 13-14, 2018 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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