A poll released Thursday shows a majority think teachers do not make enough money.
The poll, by Poll Position and Majority Opinion Research, showed 55 percent of those asked thought teachers were underpaid, 13 percent said they were overpaid, and 23.5 percent said they make the right amount. Another 7.8 percent had no opinion, the poll says.
See all of the results here.
The national poll asked the question of 1,142 registered voters on Dec. 6, according to information posted, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. Polling was done by phone.
The results broken down by age show more younger voters think teachers are underpaid than older voters. About 69 percent of those in the 18 to 29 age group said teachers were underpaid, while about 45 percent of those 65 and older said teachers were underpaid.
More Democrats than Republicans thought teachers were underpaid.
What do you think of those results?
Update: The state makes educator salary information publicly available, and we’ve compiled that into a searchable database here. Make sure you read the few graphs at the top – the data is behind (the latest available is from 2009-10) and reading that information will tell you what’s included in those numbers.
You can also check out a story we did last year about salary information from around the county.