Q: Should In-Person Learning Resume this Fall?

In these unprecedented times, the start to the school year is more stressful than usual.

According to our survey data, 63% of all respondents do not think in-person learning should resume this fall, while 14% of respondents think that schools should reopen for in-person learning and 23% think that a mix of both virtual and in-person learning would be best.


What would make you feel more comfortable with in-person learning this fall?


For respondents who currently prefer remote learning, below are the health and safety precautions for in-person classes that would help assuage their concerns. Factors are listed in order of perceived significance, with higher values indicating greater levels of importance to respondents.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with implementing the following health precautions in schools this fall?


For respondents who prefer hybrid or fully in-person instruction this fall, below are the various health and safety precautions that they would like to see implemented in schools. Most respondents agree or strongly agree with the standard CDC guidelines of masks/face coverings for all students and teachers, smaller groups (through small pods or staggered schedules), and social distancing measures.


Last updated on September 1, 2020. Please check back for updates.


Preliminary results based on 196 online survey respondents in the United States. Data from August 14, 2020 through August 17, 2020.


For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page

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