Teachers: Do you favor or oppose a proposal for teachers to receive special training to carry guns in schools?

American teachers on receiving special training to carry guns in schools 2018 This statistic shows the results of a survey among American teachers in grades K to 12 about a recent proposal that calls for teachers to receive special training so they can carry guns at school. The survey was conducted in March 2018, in the aftermath of the school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. During the survey, 63 percent of polled teachers stated they strongly oppose the proposal.
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Share of teachers
Strongly favor11%
Somewhat favor9%
Neutral7%
Somewhat oppose10%
Strongly oppose63%
Share of teachers
Strongly favor11%
Somewhat favor9%
Neutral7%
Somewhat oppose10%
Strongly oppose63%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American teachers in grades K to 12 about a recent proposal that calls for teachers to receive special training so they can carry guns at school. The survey was conducted in March 2018, in the aftermath of the school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. During the survey, 63 percent of polled teachers stated they strongly oppose the proposal.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 5-12, 2018
Number of respondents
497 respondents
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U.S. school teachers in grades K-12
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
The original question was posed as follows: "A recent proposal has called for certain teachers and staff to receive special training to carry guns in school buildings. Please rate your view of this proposal."

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