2024 National Survey Results

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National Survey Reveals Strong Support for Tax Exemption for Public School Educators

A recent national survey conducted by EDURP has revealed strong support for a proposed bill to eliminate federal income taxes for public school educators. This policy aims to increase educators’ take-home salary and recognize their invaluable contribution to society.

Key Findings:

  • Overall, more than 60% of respondents support the policy, making it one of the most popular policies tested.
  • Younger voters (aged 18-34) show the highest support at 70.8%.
  • Black and Latino respondents, as well as those who voted for Biden in 2020, show higher rates of support than the general population.

Supporters vs. Critics:

  • Supporters argue that this bill will enhance the financial well-being of public school educators and reflect the crucial service they provide to the American public.
  • Critics contend that the only American workers exempt from federal income taxes are active duty service members, and while teachers provide a service, they are not serving the country like those in the military.

The survey asked respondents: “Who do you agree with more, the supporters or the critics?" The results indicate a clear preference for the supporters’ perspective, with 60.2% of respondents siding with them.

This strong support underscores the recognition of the essential role educators play in our society and the desire to see them rewarded accordingly.