35% Think School Performance Would Improve with More Funding
Voters still agree taxpayers aren’t getting a good return on their investment in education and aren't inclined to think spending more will make any difference.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely Voters are aware that the United States on average spends about $10,000 on education per student per year. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe the country spends less than that amount, including 41% who believe it spends $7,000 or less. Another eight percent (8%) believe the country spends $12,000 per student per year. A sizable 36%, however, don’t know how much the nation spends on the average student. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 11-12, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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