These survey results appear in the Public Agenda reports “Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19,” and “Americans’ Views of How the News Media Covers Teachers,” which summarize findings from a nationally representative survey of 3,130 adult Americans 18 years and older, excluding private school teachers. The survey was fielded November 11 – December 1, 2020 by NORC at the University of Chicago.
The sample includes 2,684 respondents who were randomly sampled from NORC’s probability based AmeriSpeak panel, of whom 256 were K-12 public school teachers, including charter school teachers. Interviews were conducted online and over the phone, with 2548 completing via the web and 136 completing via telephone. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish, depending on respondent preference. Another 446 K-12 public school teachers, including charter school teachers, were sampled from Lucid, a non-probability opt-in panel. The Lucid sample included 295 Black and Latino teachers. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish, depending on respondent preference, online only.
Respondents completed the survey in English or Spanish. The general public sample was demographically weighted to the 2020 Current Population Survey and the teacher sample was weighted to the 2017-18 National Teacher and Principal Survey.
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