27% Favor Extending School Year to All 12 Months
Most Americans Favor More School Spending Until The Price Tag Is Attached
66% Say Formal Education Key to Success in Life, Not Street Smarts
National Survey of
Conducted August 1-2, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* In many states, the school year now begins before Labor Day. Should the school year begin in August or should school begin after Labor Day?
2* Some people believe the school year should be extended to a 12 month calendar. This would mean the end of summer vacation for students. Do you favor or oppose extending the school year to a 12-month calendar?
3* Should students be required to wear uniforms to school?
4* Should high school students be encouraged to work part time jobs during the school year?
5* What’s more important for success in life—formal education or street smarts?
6* Do you have any children living at home who attend elementary or secondary school?
7* Will you spend more this year on school clothing and back-to school supplies than you did a year ago, or will you spend less? (Answered by 258 Adults Who Have Children in School)
8* Does the government spend too much on public education, not enough on public education or does it spend about the right amount?
9* On average, the United States actually spends about $9,000 per student per year on education. Is that too much, too little or about the right amount?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence