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Percentage distribution of public school teachers, by level of agreement with the statement “The stress and disappointments involved in teaching at this school aren't really worth it” and state: 2017–18

                   
  Level of agreement   Agree or disagree  
State Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Strongly disagree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly or somewhat
agree
  Strongly or
somewhat disagree
 
United States 5.9   21.9   41.7   30.5   27.8   72.2  
                         
Alabama 4.8   20.2   48.1   26.9   25.0   75.0  
Alaska 5.3   21.3   46.3   27.2   26.6   73.4  
Arizona 7.1   27.8   34.9   30.3   34.9   65.1  
Arkansas 4.0   20.4   48.0   27.5   24.5   75.5  
California 5.1   18.3   46.5   30.2   23.4   76.6  
                         
Colorado 7.4   26.1   39.1   27.4   33.5   66.5  
Connecticut 7.7   22.8   38.1   31.4   30.5   69.5  
Delaware 5.2   24.8   34.7   35.4   29.9   70.1  
District of Columbia            
Florida 7.7   24.2   39.5   28.6   31.9   68.1  
                         
Georgia 8.1   20.7   39.8   31.5   28.7   71.3  
Hawaii 7.2   26.1   34.1   32.6   33.4   66.6  
Idaho 3.4   16.5   53.5   26.6   19.9   80.1  
Illinois 5.0   20.6   45.2   29.2   25.6   74.4  
Indiana 4.9   27.8   36.0   31.2   32.8   67.2  
                         
Iowa 4.8   22.7   41.8   30.6   27.5   72.5  
Kansas 4.1   17.8   45.3   32.9   21.9   78.1  
Kentucky 6.4   19.6   42.5   31.6   25.9   74.1  
Louisiana 6.3   20.6   39.1   34.0   26.9   73.1  
Maine 4.9   22.7   44.3   28.1   27.6   72.4  
                         
Maryland            
Massachusetts 6.3   20.0   46.6   27.1   26.3   73.7  
Michigan 6.1   25.9   35.6   32.4   32.0   68.0  
Minnesota 4.2   21.3   38.9   35.7   25.5   74.5  
Mississippi 6.1   22.0   42.0   29.8   28.2   71.8  
                         
Missouri 4.2   15.1   49.0   31.7   19.3   80.7  
Montana 3.6   18.8   47.6   29.9   22.4   77.6  
Nebraska 2.5   18.9   46.4   32.1   21.4   78.6  
Nevada 4.4   29.3   36.0   30.3   33.7   66.3  
New Hampshire 4.5   16.4   47.3   31.8   20.9   79.1  
                         
New Jersey 5.2   20.2   42.9   31.7   25.4   74.6  
New Mexico 7.7   25.5   34.0   32.9   33.1   66.9  
New York 4.4   19.8   48.9   26.9   24.3   75.7  
North Carolina 8.5   22.8   36.1   32.6   31.3   68.7  
North Dakota 6.3   21.6   41.1   31.0   27.8   72.2  
                         
Ohio 7.0   20.6   43.7   28.7   27.6   72.4  
Oklahoma 5.9   22.8   43.9   27.5   28.6   71.4  
Oregon 4.2   24.7   43.7   27.3   28.9   71.1  
Pennsylvania 5.0   23.9   42.1   29.0   28.9   71.1  
Rhode Island 6.2   21.9   44.2   27.8   28.1   71.9  
                         
South Carolina 5.2   22.1   44.7   28.0   27.3   72.7  
South Dakota 4.7 ! 19.9   47.4   28.0   24.6   75.4  
Tennessee 4.0   21.9   44.9   29.2   25.9   74.1  
Texas 7.3   21.4   37.9   33.4   28.7   71.3  
Utah 4.9   23.0   41.0   31.0   27.9   72.1  
                         
Vermont 3.3   19.4   48.2   29.2   22.7   77.3  
Virginia 6.3   23.0   37.9   32.8   29.3   70.7  
Washington 5.3   22.8   40.5   31.4   28.1   71.9  
West Virginia 4.3   19.8   50.2   25.6   24.1   75.9  
Wisconsin 5.2   30.3   30.8   33.7   35.5   64.5  
Wyoming 4.1   21.8   46.6   27.6   25.9   74.1  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2017–18.

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