Most U.S. Parents Think Reopening Schools is Risky: Survey

TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As President Donald Trump pushes for schools to reopen, 71% of American parents believe it would be moderately or very risky to send their children back to school, a new survey finds.

Black parents were most likely to feel this way (89%), followed by 80% of Hispanic parents and 64% of white parents, according to the Axios-Ipsos poll, the Washington Post reported.

Only 1 in 3 respondents said they trust the federal government to look out for their family's interests during the coronavirus pandemic, the survey found.

Trump has been insisting that children return to school, and has even threatened to halt federal funding to districts that don't reopen, the Post reported.

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