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Americans Think Summer Camp is Important for Kids

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

As summer break approaches, most Americans think it’s important to send kids to summer camp, but that feeling is even greater among former campers.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of American Adults think it’s at least somewhat important for young people to go to a summer camp, including 22% who think it’s Very Important. Thirty-nine percent (39%) do not think summer camp is important for kids, including 12% who say it’s Not At All Important. These findings show little change from 2014. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 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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