Your grade for public education?
A majority of Americans, 64%, give a passing grade to the public education system in the U.S., but 35% issued a below average mark. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked what overall grade Americans would give public edication. Here are the results:
One figure that stands out in our poll comes from young Americans in the 18-29 year old group. A majority in that group issued a grade of D or F, with 20% giving public education a D, and 32% of young Americans giving public education an F.
You can see the poll results across all categories in the crosstabs below.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,367 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 08, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-Public education grade
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