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Support for Teachers’ Unions is Up

As teachers in several states protest for higher wages and more school funding, an increasing number of Americans see teachers’ unions as a good thing and fewer feel those unions prioritize protecting their members over the quality of education. Still, more than half believe the interests of these unions are more self-serving. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults believe, in terms of impact on the nation, it is a good thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions. That’s up from 37% in 2016. (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. See methodology.

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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. See methodology.

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