Parents are unsure of the impact technology will have on the future workforce, but half of parents in a recent survey believe their children should learn coding and computer programming.

The Microsoft and YouGov survey takes a look at technology, parenting, and education. The survey finds that 60 percent of surveyed parents say they feel optimistic or hopeful about the role of technology in their child’s life as they grow older, while 30 percent say they are unsure or scared.

Despite parents’ optimism about the future of technology, 37 percent say they believe technology will eliminate more jobs than it creates, and 23 percent believe technology will create more jobs than it eliminates.

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