National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted August 21-22, 2014
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* (Asked of 195 adults with children in school) Which best describes the type of school your children attend – public school, private school or are they home schooled?
4* (Asked of 195 adults with children in school) 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?
5* (Asked of 195 adults with children in school) Are the students in your household required to wear a uniform to 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