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Fox News Poll: School curriculum top choice concern for parents

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As education becomes more and more of a focus in the midterm elections, a new poll of voters registered with Fox News reveals that 8 in 10 parents are concerned about what is being taught in schools. The only issue that worries them more is inflation. Additionally, most parents think there are problems in the school system, such as book bans by school boards, insufficient parental voice, too much focus on race, and transgender policies.

The new survey reveals that those taught in schools in the 12 subjects rank 5th with 72% of voters. Inflation (89%) and crime (79%) rank higher, while similar figures are concerned about political divisions (74%) and Russia (73%).

WHY ARE INDEPENDENT WOMEN GOING TO THE GOP?

Voters point to a number of problems in schools. Book banning is seen as the biggest problem (77% say it’s a problem), followed by parents not having enough say over what is taught (64%), too much focus on race (60%) and over-emphasis on transgender politics (60). %).

The Fox News Poll for October 9-12 shows opinions on key school issues ahead of the midterm elections.

The Fox News Poll for October 9-12 shows opinions on key school issues ahead of the midterm elections.
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For parents, what is taught in schools is the second most important topic (79%). Inflation is their only major concern (88%).

The Fox News poll was collected on October 9-12, 2022, on parents' concerns ahead of the midterm elections, and inflation is at its highest.

The Fox News poll was collected on October 9-12, 2022, on parents’ concerns ahead of the midterm elections, and inflation is at its highest.
(Fox News)

And what do parents think is the problem with school lessons? About 7 out of 10 people say book bans (73% problem) and not enough voice (70%), while 6 out of 10 say too much focus on race (61%) and gender reassignment policies (60%).

Book bans are the biggest concern among parents ahead of the midterm elections, according to a poll by Fox News on October 9-12, 2022.

Book bans are the biggest concern among parents ahead of the midterm elections, according to a poll by Fox News on October 9-12, 2022.
(Fox News)

The findings are the same among self-identified Republicans: 87% worry about what is taught, and inflation is the only more pressing issue at 94%.

Among Democrats, the school curriculum ranks 10th with 60 percent in relation to climate change (85%), abortion policy (84%), and inflation (84%).

FOX NEWS SURVEY: POLARIZATION DETERMINED INTERMEDIATE ELECTION

Democrats (77%) and Republicans (78%) think banning books is a problem, while more Republicans than Democrats point to a lack of say in what is taught (47% versus 83%) in trans politics (83% vs. and too much focus on racing (43% vs 79%).

Traditionally, Democrats have been seen as better-offs in education, but currently, the advantage is minor as voters give them a 3-point advantage over Republicans (47-44%) in handling what is taught in schools. The division is the same between parents.

A Fox News poll from October 9-12, 2022 shows that Democrats have a narrow margin over Republicans in the eyes of parents when it comes to addressing what is taught in schools.

A Fox News poll from October 9-12, 2022 shows that Democrats have a narrow margin over Republicans in the eyes of parents when it comes to addressing what is taught in schools.
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Also, voters who are overly concerned with what is taught in schools favor the Republican candidate over the Democratic candidate by 17 percentage points (52% versus 35%) in the general House vote.

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A general congressional vote showing different demographic preferences for a Democratic or Republican candidate ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Fox News Poll conducted Oct.

A general congressional vote showing different demographic preferences for a Democratic or Republican candidate ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Fox News Poll conducted Oct.
(Fox News)

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Conducted October 9-12, 2022 under the joint management of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews with 1,206 registered voters randomly selected from a nationwide voter dossier. live interviewers on both landlines and mobile phones. The total sample has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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