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Does The U.S. Spend Enough On Its Students?

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the United States spends nearly $13,000 per student per year on education, but voters still don’t think that’s enough.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters think the nearly $13,000 spent per student per year on average is too little. Interestingly, that is the most voters who have said the United States spends too little on education in five years, even though that expenditure has climbed from about $10,000 in 2013 and $11,000 in 2014 and 2015

During those years, the number who felt the country was spending too little on education typically remained in the mid-30s. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 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. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 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. See methodology.

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