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Nearly Half Favor Student Depression Screenings

Schools in New Jersey may soon be required to screen all middle and high school students for depression, and with teen suicide rate climbing, many think that’s a good idea.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of American Adults favor the screening of students for depression in the state where they live. Just 33% oppose the idea, while 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 3-4, 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 American Adults was conducted on October 3-4, 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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