Some school districts in New Jersey are now doing away with homework at the elementary level, but most Americans continue to believe that homework is an essential learning tool.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of American Adults think homework is important in assessing a student’s overall performance in school, including 46% who think it’s Very Important. Sixteen percent (16%) view homework as unimportant, although that includes only four percent (4%) who say it is Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.