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Like It or Not, Americans Agree on Importance of Homework

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Some school districts in New Jersey are now doing away with homework at the elementary level, but most Americans continue to believe that homework is an essential learning tool.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of American Adults think homework is important in assessing a student’s overall performance in school, including 46% who think it’s Very Important. Sixteen percent (16%) view homework as unimportant, although that includes only four percent (4%) who say it is Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 22-23, 2017 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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