U.S. parents’ concern for their children’s physical safety at school has held steady this year at 28 percent, according to an August Gallup poll. Mothers (33 percent) are more likely than fathers (25 percent), nonwhite parents (40 percent) are more likely than white parents (23 percent) and lower-income parents (41 percent) are nearly twice as likely as high-income parents (21 percent) to be concerned.

Overall, 13 percent of children have expressed worry about their safety at school, but 19 percent of children in homes with an income of $30,000 or lower have expressed concern about school safety.