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Parents Don't Think Schools Favor Boys or Girls

Education experts have long debated whether boys and girls learn differently and should therefore be catered to in school differently. But most Americans with school-age kids think schools today treat students of both sexes about the same.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary-school age believe schools now favor girls over boys. Just half as many (11%) say the schools give the advantage to boys instead. But 64% of these adults think the schools treat both boys and girls about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 29 & April 1, 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 national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 29 & April 1, 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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