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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

28% have confidence in public schools


Only 14 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of independents express a lot of confidence in public schools in a new Gallup poll. That compares to 43 percent for Democrats.


Overall, only 28 percent of those polled had "a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the institution," down from 32 percent last year. Confidence peaked in 2020, early in the pandemic, then fell.


Partisan gaps have widened, writes Lydia Saad. The fall in confidence was much steeper for Republicans.

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Guest
Jul 17, 2022

I haven't had confidence in public schools in more than a decade where I live...We've lowered standards at the state and local level that the high school diploma is worthless (even as toilet paper)

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Guest
Jul 16, 2022

Who is being polled (aside from the identified Party members) Parents? Taxpayers? Likely voters? UN-likely voters? Nielsen TV-watching families?

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markroulo
Jul 17, 2022
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From the poll: "Results are based on telephone interviews conducted June 1-20, 2022,with a random sample of 1,015 adults, ages18+,living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.For results based on this sample of national

adults, the margin of sampling erroris ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level...."

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