No World-Class Schools Here at Home?
Voters still agree on the importance of a world-class education but also remain convinced that U.S. public schools don't provide one.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Obama's statement from 2011 that "a world-class education is the single most important factor in determining not just whether our kids can compete for the best jobs but whether America can out-compete countries around the world.” That's up from 65% in March and the highest finding to date. Eighteen percent (18%) disagree, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 23-24, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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