February 4, 2021: Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters believe that students learn more from in-person schooling than they do from virtual classrooms. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 9% disagree and believe virtual classrooms are better. Twelve percent (12%) believe results are about the same with both approaches, and 7% are not sure.
This is one issue where people with and without a college degree share similar views. Seventy-four percent (74%) of college graduates believe in-person learning is best. So do 70% of those without a degree.
More than 60% of every measured demographic group believes in-person learning is best. That belief is shared by 79% of Republicans, 71% of independents, and 67% of Democrats.
Other survey data shows that 53% of voters believe schools in their area should be open for in-person learning. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, "72% believe in-person learning best for students," February 3, 2021
- Just the News, "Open schools for in-person learning, says decisive majority in new poll," February 1, 2021
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