FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POLL: Socialism in Education Most Upsetting National Issue, Majority Now Disapprove of Public Schools
(Austin, TX—Sept 15, 2021) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018 and 2020—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted August 14th through August 16th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
“Politicians have vastly underestimated the extent to which parents are charged up about wokeness in education. Everywhere we go across America, people are absolutely furious. There are lots of issues that regular folks don’t care about, but when you mess with someone’s kids and their schools, you strike at the very heart of what Americans care about the most, ” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “Americans love America, and they want their children to be supported by a system that teaches those values. If schools and educators think they can stay on their current socialist trajectory, they are sadly mistaken.”
For complete details on the poll, including graphics, please visit: https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nat-issues-schools-0825/
KEY INSIGHT: Socialism Being Taught in Schools Tops List of Issues Most Upsetting to American Voters
- 21% of American voters say socialist ideas in education is the national issue most upsetting to them.
- 20.5% of American voters say rising illegal immigration is the national issue most upsetting to them.
- 17.7% of American voters say rising inflation is the national issue most upsetting to them.
- 14.4% of American voters say increased vaccine/mask mandates is the national issue most upsetting to them.
- 8.2% of American voters say increased Federal deficit spending is the national issue most upsetting to them.
- 18.1% of Americans said none of the above national issues upset them.
KEY INSIGHT: Majority of American Voters Say They Disapprove of Public Schools
- 52.9% of American voters say they disapprove of public schools—31.1% strongly disapprove, 21.8% disapprove.
- 34.6% of American voters say they approve of public schools—11.6% strongly approve, 23% approve.
- 12.5% of American voters say they have no opinion.
KEY INSIGHT: Republicans and Independents Share Equally in Disapproval of Public Schools
- 60.6% of Republican voters say they disapprove of public schools—38% of Republicans strongly disapprove, 22.6% say they disapprove. 28.1% of Republicans approve of public schools—6.4% strongly approve, 21.7% approve.
- 59.2% of Independent voters say they disapprove of public schools—39.1% of Independents strongly disapprove, 20.1% say they disapprove. 29.1% of Independents approve of public schools—10.1% strongly approve, 19% approve.
- 41.2% of Democrat voters say they disapprove of public schools—19% of Democrats strongly disapprove, 22.2% say they disapprove. 44.4% of Democrats approve of public schools—17.6% strongly approve, 26.8% approve.
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