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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by level of agreement with the statement, 'I am generally satisfied with being a teacher at this school' and state: 2007–08

State Number of teachers   Percent of teachers who  
  Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly disagree  
United States  3,404,500   59.4   33.4   5.3   1.9  
                     
Alabama  53,200   62.0   31.2   5.2   1.6 !
Alaska  8,100   57.2   36.4   5.2   1.2 !
Arizona  66,500   54.3   37.6   5.8   2.3 !
Arkansas  35,800   64.4   29.9   4.2   1.4 !
California  310,000   60.9   31.2   6.0   1.9  
                     
Colorado  50,100   59.1   34.0   4.9   2.0 !
Connecticut  50,100   59.4   32.5   6.0   2.1 !
Delaware  8,300   50.9   38.1   9.2   1.8 !
District of Columbia  4,400   44.7   38.8   7.5   9.0  
Florida  177,200   60.0   32.3   5.3   2.4 !
                     
Georgia  121,900   63.9   29.1   5.3    
Hawaii  12,800   43.0   47.8   6.7    
Idaho  16,200   60.9   33.8   3.6    
Illinois  145,000   61.7   31.7   6.2    
Indiana  68,400   57.4   35.2   5.0 ! 2.4 !
                     
Iowa  39,600   59.4   36.6   2.8   1.2 !
Kansas  37,700   57.1   35.4   5.9   1.6 !
Kentucky  44,400   61.0   31.0   6.1   1.9 !
Louisiana  48,100   67.5   25.9   4.5 ! 2.1 !
Maine  17,800   51.9   39.8   6.7   1.7 !
                     
Maryland  59,900   53.0   35.9   7.3 !  
Massachusetts  80,400   57.7   36.1   4.0   2.2 !
Michigan  98,300   59.5   33.5   5.4   1.6 !
Minnesota  64,000   57.5   37.4   3.9   1.2 !
Mississippi  35,500   58.8   33.6   6.0   1.6  
                     
Missouri  73,300   63.7   31.2   3.3   1.8  
Montana  12,700   62.2   34.7   2.4   0.7 !
Nebraska  23,200   61.6   33.7   3.9   0.7 !
Nevada  23,700   57.3   33.3   6.2   3.2 !
New Hampshire  17,400   59.1   35.3   4.6 !  
                     
New Jersey  124,500   61.0   33.2   5.2    
New Mexico  22,700   54.0   38.1   5.3   2.6  
New York  228,100   57.8   33.8   6.1    
North Carolina  96,000   49.9   38.2   8.9   2.9 !
North Dakota  8,900   63.5   33.5     0.6 !
                     
Ohio  134,300   60.5   33.5   2.6   3.3  
Oklahoma  46,500   62.8   31.2   4.3   1.8  
Oregon  31,700   58.4   35.1   4.3   2.2 !
Pennsylvania  136,900   64.3   31.3   3.2 ! 1.1 !
Rhode Island  13,200   55.8   34.0   7.3    
                     
South Carolina  49,000   59.7   32.6   5.0   2.7  
South Dakota  10,600   55.2   36.7   6.4   1.7 !
Tennessee  67,100   62.3   32.6   3.9   1.1 !
Texas  340,400   58.0   33.3   7.0   1.6 !
Utah  27,200   63.3   30.3   5.8    
                     
Vermont  10,200   58.8   36.8   3.5 !  
Virginia  94,000   57.5   35.1   4.9   2.5 !
Washington  58,100   60.8   35.6   2.8    
West Virginia  22,900   63.6   31.0   4.0   1.4 !
Wisconsin  70,100   54.6   39.6   4.5    
Wyoming  7,900   61.3   32.5   5.1   1.1 !
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007–08.


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