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Parents Don’t Want ‘Woke’ Books in Schools

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National Survey of 774 Conservative and Moderate American Parents and Grandparents

Selected from a weighted sample of 4,423 American Adults

Conducted August 22 and 23, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports, LLC


Are you currently married?


In political terms, do you consider yourself very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?


How many children/grandchildren under 18 do you have?



How often do you buy children books for your children/grandchildren?



How often do you read children books for your children/grandchildren?



I’m now going to ask you some questions about the content you find appropriate for children.  By what age do you think children should be exposed to Critical Race Theory, an academic movement that teaches that a child’s skin color is related to their moral standing in the world, based upon aspects of our nation’s history?



By what age do you think children should be exposed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transexual lifestyles?



(a major children’s book publisher), a major publisher of children’s books publishes LGBTQ books aimed at children as young as three years old.  Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with this?



Would you consider purchasing a LGBTQ book for your child from (a major children’s book publisher)?



(a major children’s book publisher) hosts book fairs in many public elementary schools.  Do you think books on progressive topics like Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ lifestyles should be banned from these book fairs?



Should (a major children’s book publisher) book fairs being held on public schools’ ground be cancelled because of books on progressive topics like Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ lifestyle?



Are you afraid of your child or grandchild being exposed to inappropriate material in public school this year?



Do you find it hard to locate appropriate children’s books?



In light of what you know, would you choose to read (a major children’s book publisher) children’s books before you allow your child to read them?



Do you want children’s books to be more patriotic?



Do you want children’s books to reflect more conservative values?



Are you afraid of the content your children might encounter when reading contemporary books by (a major children’s book publisher), which are often found at public or school libraries?



Would you want parents to have the power to vet children’s (a major children’s book publisher) books selected for school or public libraries?



Do you think progressive ideologies in children’s books are a threat to our children?



How important is religion to your family?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence