47% Say Public Schools Best Option For Students, 39% Rate Them The Worst
Friday, August 17, 2012
Many Americans continue to give the public school system in the United States poor marks, but they still tend to think public schools are better than private schools and home schooling.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a plurality (47%) of American Adults believes public school is best for students. Thirty-five percent (35%) rate private school the best, while 11% think home schooling is the way to go. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on August 15-16, 2012 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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