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Questions - Teachers and Unions - September 10-11, 2012

42% Think It Should Be Illegal for Teachers to Strike
Only 25% Know How Much Teachers Really Make
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 10-11, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the schools in Chicago?

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of teachers unions?

3* Should it be against the law for school teachers to go on strike?

4* In terms of its impact on the nation, is it a good thing or a bad thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions?

5* Are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?

6* How much does the average school teacher get paid?

7* The average pay for a school teacher is $44,000. Knowing this, are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?

8* Is it too easy to get rid of poor teachers, too hard or about right?

9* Do you currently have children in grades K-12?

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