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51% Support More Funding For New Math and Science Teachers

Just over half of Americans nationwide like President Obama’s proposal to boost government funding to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers, but they also agree that teaching now is not a desirable profession to go into.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 51% think the federal government should spend more on training to improve the teaching of math and science nationwide. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree, while another 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2012 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 Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2012 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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