As midterm elections approach, voters say education is a major issue, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
In a national survey released last week, Rasmussen Reports found that 77 percent of likely voters believe education will be an important issue during the November midterm elections. Another 45 percent said education would be “Very Important.”
Just 18 percent said they did not believe education was an important issue, The Christian Post reports.
The survey also looked at feelings on public education, with 68 percent of voters worrying that public schools promote “controversial beliefs and attitudes” and 49 percent saying they are “very concerned” about public education.
In comparison, 30 percent of voters said they are not concerned about the content promoted in schools, and 14 percent of respondents said they are “Not at All Concerned.”
Among political groups, 87 percent of Republicans said they had some concerns about the content schools may be teaching. About 51 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of unaffiliated voters said the same.
Among voters under 40 years old, they were less likely to say they were “very concerned” than those older than 40.
And college graduates were found to be less worried about the content in the schools than those who did not graduate from college.
In October 2021, Rasmussen Reports conducted a similar survey and found that 76 percent of American voters were concerned about what was being taught in public schools, with 58 percent saying they were “very concerned.” Just 21 percent said they were not worried.
The most recent survey found that:
- Seventy-nine percent of white voters, 74 percent of black voters and 75 percent of other minorities expect education to be “somewhat important” in this year’s midterm elections.
- Fifty percent of white voters said they were “very concerned” about the material taught in public schools.
- Those with an annual income less than $50,000 were also more likely to say they were “very concerned” about the same.
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