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Americans Prefer September School Start, Summer Break

Many students around the country are already back in school, while those in several other states are enjoying a few more weeks of summer vacation until schools reopen. Half of adults think schools should wait until after Labor Day, but parents are more divided. Few want to eliminate the summer break altogether, though. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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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