52% Rate Public Schools Good or Excellent; Just 38% of Black Voters Offer Such Positive Reviews

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters rate the public schools in their area as good or excellent. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 28% rate those schools as fair and 13% say poor.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of White voters rate their schools as good or excellent. That view is shared by 47% of Hispanic voters and just 32% of Black voters.

Over the past year, there have been many reports of protests and conflict between parents and school boards. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 42% of voters generally side with the parents while 28% side with the school boards. Republicans tend to side with the parents by a 59% to 16% margin. Democrats take the opposite view and side with the school boards by a 45% to 26% margin.  Among Independents, 39% side with the parents and 21% with the school boards.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


On a different topic, how do you rate the public schools in your area?

12%    Excellent

40%    Good

28%    Fair

13%    Poor

6%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on December 16-17, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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