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Americans Still Want School To Start in September, Oppose 12-Month Calendar

Monday, August 27, 2018

It’s back-to-school time around the country: kids in many states have already returned to class, while many others are gearing up to start in the coming weeks. But overall, Americans prefer starting school after Labor Day and keeping summer vacation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults think the school year should begin after Labor Day as it does in many northern states. This is up slightly from 50% last year but down eight points from the all-time high of 61% in 2009. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 22-23, 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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