National Survey of
Conducted September 11-12, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Is being a teacher one of the most important jobs in our country today?
2* Do most Americans still consider teaching a desirable profession to go into?
3* Are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?
4* How much does the average school teacher get paid?
More than $60K
5* The average pay for a school teacher in America is $55,000. Knowing this, are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?
6* Is it too easy to get rid of poor teachers, too hard or about right?
7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of teachers unions?
8* 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?
9* Do you currently have children in grades K-12?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence