UNITED STATES – Rasmussen Reports has released data from a new national survey showing that by a 49 percent-to-37 percent margin, Americans support armed teachers to stop school shootings.
Survey: By a 49%-to-37% margin, Americans support armed teachers to stop school shootings, those with children are much more supportive https://t.co/ymv5p2MtUj
— CrimeResearch (@CrimeResearch1) September 3, 2022
This is a significant change from the February 28, 2018 survey, where Americans opposed teachers being armed by a 43 percent-to-48 percent margin.
In the 2018 survey, adults with children were more likely than adults without children to support armed teachers, a 59-percent-to-54 percent margin.
The latest survey provides an even larger gap, 57-percent-to-44 percent margin for people with children at home.
A YouGov survey from earlier in the year showed a nearly identical result. That survey, which was conducted from May 28th to May 31st, surveyed 1,500 United States adult citizens.
According to that survey, Americans except for Democrats, liberals, and blacks favor arming teachers and administrators in schools. Young people between ages 18 and 19 were evenly divided.
If IRS agents can be armed so can school teachers. Constitutional carry should be the law of the land its not my idea its in the Constitution.
— Everett W Ray (@ewray5) August 12, 2022
In the aftermath of the mass school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group, in conjunction with Convention of States Action (COSA), found that 57.5 percent of likely 2022 general election voters believe schools are somewhat or much more dangerous without teachers who carry a gun and are properly trained in using it.
The poll’s consensus was bipartisan, with 67.5 percent of Republicans and 48.2 percent of Democrats favoring schools having armed teachers.