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Public Schools: Pass? Or Fail?
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Exact question wording: "If you were grading the public schools where you live, and you could give the public schools either a passing grade or a failing grade ... how would you grade the public schools where you live?"
# State Pass Fail
1 New Mexico 42% 52%
2 Hawaii 38% 51%
3 Louisiana 44% 47%
3 Nevada 41% 47%
5 Rhode Island 49% 43%
6 Delaware 49% 41%
6 Oregon 51% 41%
6 Tennessee 52% 41%
9 South Carolina 50% 40%
10 Alabama 54% 39%
10 Arizona 47% 39%
10 California 50% 39%
13 North Carolina 53% 38%
14 Maryland 56% 37%
14 Ohio 58% 37%
16 Georgia 55% 36%
16 Idaho 59% 36%
16 New York 53% 36%
16 West Virginia 58% 36%
20 Florida 53% 35%
20 Illinois 59% 35%
20 Oklahoma 60% 35%
23 Mississippi 58% 34%
23 Pennsylvania 59% 34%
25 Missouri 61% 33%
25 Texas 60% 33%
25 Utah 58% 33%
28 Indiana 61% 32%
28 Kentucky 61% 32%
30 Alaska 60% 31%
30 Arkansas 61% 31%
30 Washington 60% 31%
33 Colorado 61% 30%
34 Connecticut 63% 29%
35 Maine 64% 29%
35 Massachusetts 62% 29%
35 Michigan 66% 29%
35 Montana 67% 29%
35 Wyoming 64% 29%
40 Minnesota 67% 28%
40 New Jersey 66% 28%
40 Vermont 65% 28%
40 Wisconsin 67% 28%
44 Nebraska 67% 26%
44 New Hampshire 68% 26%
46 Kansas 68% 25%
47 Iowa 72% 23%
47 South Dakota 71% 23%
47 Virginia 68% 23%
50 North Dakota 78% 17%
Weighted Average 57% 35%
('Weighted Average' means each state is weighted proportionally to its share of USA population. For example, California, the most populated state, is given 71 times the weight of WY the least populated state, in a weighted avg.)
Unweighted Average 59% 34%
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight, or 1/50th of the total. Population density is not taken into account).
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed 08/12/05 to 08/14/05 You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology and fully crosstabbed data.