Americans Say Teaching Is an Important Job That Most Wouldn’t Want to Do
Amid concerns about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly consider teaching an important job, but most wouldn’t want to do it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults think being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in our country today. That’s slightly down from 71% in 2018. The all-time high was 76% in 2012.
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 14-15, 2021 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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