More than 75% of Americans attribute at least one teacher to making a major impact on their life and career success, according to new research.

survey by polled over 1,000 Americans and asked about the educator in their lives that made the biggest impact.

Eighty-eight percent of people attributed their career success to a meaningful teacher. Out of those responses, 41% said their most influential teacher came later in their education in high school.

The study also found that the most influential teachers taught English (17%) and math (14%), respectively.

As to what teachers inspired their students, 65% reported that their teachers helped them realized their greater self-worth while 63% attributed their teachers as the guiding light to help them discover a passion or interest

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