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Questions - Back to School - August 24-25, 2013

41% Favor School Uniform Requirement
53% Think School Shouldn’t Open Until After Labor Day
57% Favor Sales Tax Holidays
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted August 24-25, 2013

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* Do you have any children living at home who attend elementary or secondary school?

 

3* Which best describes the type of school your children attend – public school, private school or are they home schooled? [Asked of 176 Adults who have children in elementary or secondary school]

 

4* 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? [Asked of 176 Adults who have children in elementary or secondary school]

 

5* Are the students in your household required to wear a uniform to school? [Asked of 176 Adults who have children in elementary or secondary school]

 

6* Should students be required to wear uniforms to school?

 

7* Does your state briefly suspend sales taxes at this time of year to encourage back-to-school shopping?

 

8* Do you favor or oppose so-called sales tax holidays?

 

9* Are you more likely to buy things during a sales tax holiday or less likely to buy things during a sales tax holiday?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.