DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP), one of the largest providers of civic educational materials to students in the U.S., has announced its 2017 student poll findings. The results show a diverse range of opinions, serving as a guide to how America’s youth feels about today’s pressing issues.
Each month students from across the U.S. are surveyed by SGAP on topics ranging from “net neutrality” to the embargo on Cuba. Each poll promotes students to become engaged in current affairs, as well as informing them of the structure of the federal government.
“SGAP is committed to educating the next generation of civic-minded citizens, to ensure they are informed, involved and passionate about their country and government,” said Randy Ford, co-founder of SGAP and president and COO of National Write Your Congressman. “It is our civic duty to be involved and up-to-date with current events, something we should be instilling in our children early in the education system.”
Highlights from 2017 monthly student polls included:
- 49% of students do not think the U.S. should take preemptive military action against North Korea
- 51% of students think that charter schools should not be supported with tax dollars
- 56% of students think that Congress should raise or eliminate the debt ceiling
- 44% of students think Congress should raise the minimum wage
For full findings of SGAP’s student voting results, please visit: https://sgap.org/2017poll/
Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP) is a nonprofit organization providing educational materials and resources on U.S. government and civics to more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers in all 50 states for more than 25 years. Founded in 1992 by National Write Your Congressman, SGAP reaches more than 200,000 students in 1,800 schools across the U.S. each year. SGAP partners with Discovery Education to provide supplementary educational materials designed for government and civics teachers. For more information on how to access SGAP educational resources, visit www.sgap.org.