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Most Parents Oppose Pulling Kids Out of School for Gun Protests

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Arne Duncan, President Obama's secretary of Education, recently proposed that parents across America keep their children out of school for a few days after Labor Day to pressure Congress into passing more gun control laws. Most adults with school-aged kids oppose such a protest and are concerned it will take away from classroom time.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults favor a protest in which parents pull their children from school to make a statement that more gun control laws are needed. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose such a protest, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 28-29, 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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