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54% Say Most School Textbooks More Concerned With Political Correctness Than Accuracy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A majority of Americans continues to feel school textbooks focus more on political correctness than on the accuracy of the information. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Adults think school textbooks are more concerned about presenting information in a politically correct manner. Twenty-two percent (22%) think most textbooks are more concerned with accurately providing information. Both findings are down slightly from October of last year. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on August 9-10, 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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