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More Americans View Boy Scouts Favorably

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Despite the criticism surrounding President Trump’s speech at their jamboree last month, the Boy Scouts of America are viewed more favorably among Americans, but still remain slightly less popular than the Girl Scouts.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults have a favorable opinion of the Boy Scouts, including 35% who have a Very Favorable impression. The overall finding is up from 68% in 2015  and 65% in May 2013. Just 16% have an unfavorable opinion of the Boy Scouts, including four percent (4%) who view them Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 26-27, 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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