Apr 11, 2014 at 8:40 am
A nationwide Gallup poll shows that North Dakota residents are most positive about their state's public schools.
Eighty-seven percent of North Dakota residents polled rate the state's public school system as excellent or good. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota followed North Dakota, all with more than 80 percent of respondents giving their public school systems high marks.
The results are based on interviews with at least 600 residents in every state conducted between June and December 2013.
Gallup notes that North Dakota has topped several of the organization's recent polls, including well-being, trust in state government and job creation. The company credits this success largely to state's oil and subsequent economic boom.