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Support for Teachers’ Unions is Up

Monday, April 09, 2018

As teachers in several states protest for higher wages and more school funding, an increasing number of Americans see teachers’ unions as a good thing and fewer feel those unions prioritize protecting their members over the quality of education. Still, more than half believe the interests of these unions are more self-serving. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults believe, in terms of impact on the nation, it is a good thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions. That’s up from 37% in 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 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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