2019 American Teacher Panel Civic Education Survey
Jun 29, 2020
Teachers' trust in institutions can influence their ability to counter Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life—in public school classrooms. This Data Note, one in a series, describes survey responses from social studies teachers about their trust in such institutions as the government and media and their willingness to accept recommendations or information from such groups as scholars and medical doctors.
Civic Development in the Era of Truth Decay
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Teachers' trust in institutions can influence their ability to counter Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life—in public school classrooms. This Data Note, one in a series, describes how social studies teachers for kindergarten through 12th grade responded to questions about their trust in institutions (from the federal government to news and social media platforms) and their willingness to accept recommendations or information provided by members of particular groups (from scientists and medical doctors to journalists and scholars).
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