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Americans Believe Teachers Are Underpaid

Teachers in several states have gone on strike for better pay in recent weeks, and more Americans than ever agree that school teachers aren’t paid enough.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults believe public school teachers are paid too little, up slightly from 59% two years ago but the highest finding in surveying since 2008.  Just nine percent (9%) think teachers are paid too much, while 24% say their pay is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 2018 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.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 2018 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.

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