Majority Do Not Want Books Depicting Sex In High School Libraries: Poll© Knewz
New York (Knewz) — A majority of voters say that books that have sexual depictions should not be present in public high school libraries, according to a survey.
Recently, Rasmussen released the results of the poll about books in schools. The group found that 89 percent of U.S. voters feel it’s important that public school fully inform parents about what is being taught in the classroom.
That includes 70 percent who described it as “very important.”
The figures were even higher for younger age groups, with 79 percent being opposed to them in middle school libraries and 85 percent not wanting them in elementary schools, according to the poll.
Books in schools has become a political topic with some district clamping down on what’s available. A recent report for that more than 1,000 different books have been banned from schools in the past year.
Rasmussen found that 77 percent of voters are concerned that school-age children are being exposed to sexual material that is not age appropriate.
The report also found that 65 percent of grandparents are also somewhat concerned that public libraries contain material that is not age-appropriate, the survey found. About 76 percent of grandparents and 56 percent of parents are opposed to schools teaching children about transsexualism, Rasmussen noted.
Finally, the survey found that 55 percent of parents and 59 percent of grandparents believe children under 14 years old should not be exposed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual lifestyles.