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UConn Poll: Americans who know about Common Core are likely to be skeptical of it

STORRS, Conn. – The more Americans know about the Common Core Standards Initiative, the less likely they are to think it will achieve its goal of improving nationwide education outcomes in reading, writing,  and math for K-12 students, according to a UConn Poll released Monday.

The survey found that just 39 percent of Americans have heard of the much-debated initiative, which includes 44 of 50 states, compared to 95 percent who’ve heard of No Child Left Behind, an earlier federal effort to improve education outcomes.

Download the full data set here (PDF).

Those who do know about Common Core, though, are generally skeptical of the initiative’s ability to boost the quality of American education. Just 33 percent believe adopting Common Core standards will increase the quality of education in their communities, compared to 27 percent who say it will have no effect and 30 percent who say it will actually be detrimental.


As ‘Obamacare’ enrollment begins, most Americans have unfavorable view of healthcare law


STORRS, Conn. – As one of the most distinctive features of the so-called “Obamacare” law is set to begin Oct. 1, a UConn Poll released today finds most Americans disapprove of the landmark legislation formally known as the Affordable Care Act.

According to the national survey of 1,015 adults, more than half (53 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of the program, with 38 percent having a favorable impression and 9 percent remaining neutral.

Download the data here (PDF).


Money may not buy happiness, but the more you have, the likelier you are to be happy

University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll measures Americans’ happiness with their lives, finds income and related factors play important role

STORRS, Conn. – While very few Americans say that money is the most important factor in determining whether they’re happy in life, the more they earn the happier they are, according to a new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll.

The survey provides an in-depth look in how Americans feel about their lives, gauging happiness by everything from specific qualities of jobs to how often people exercise. (more…)