Almost nine out of every 10 resident of North Dakota rate their schools as good or excellent, which leads the county, according to Stephanie Marken and Vanessa Maturo from Gallup. Minnesota and Nebraska rank second and third on the list.

However, in Nevada and New Mexico, only 42% of residents rate their public education systems positively.

Marken and Maturo commented that the findings represent beliefs about the value of education.

Residents in states where a large share of residents rate the quality of education as excellent or good are also more likely to believe their public school system prepares students for success in the workplace. About nine in 10 North Dakota residents report their public school system prepares students for success in the workplace. Nebraska and South Dakota residents follow closely behind at 81%. On the other end of the spectrum, less than half of Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii residents feel that their state education system prepares students for workplace success.

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