EdChoice Kentucky Polling Key Findings
Public Opinion Strategies recently completed a survey of 500 likely voters in Kentucky on behalf of EdChoice Kentucky. The survey was completed June 29 – July 1, 2015 and has a margin of error of +/‐ 4.38% in 95 out of 100 cases.
1. Kentuckians believe state education needs change.
- 57% of voters believe public education is on the wrong track in the state with only 34% seeing education as headed on the right track.
2. Educational choice is very popular.
- Voters were asked if they “favor or oppose what is known as “educational choice,” that is giving parents the right to choose the public or private school that is the best school for their child, and having the public funding associated with that student used to pay tuition at the school of their choice?”
- Seven in ten (70%) Kentuckians support educational choice with a near majority (47%) “strongly” in favor and just 26% opposed. Across all key subgroups, Kentuckians strongly embrace the concept of educational choice. A majority (58%) of teachers favor educational choice.
3. Scholarship Tax Credits is a muscular brand.
- Kentucky voters give Scholarship Tax Credits a strong positive rating, 73% favorable – 11% unfavorable, with nearly half (47%) of the voters having a “very favorable” impression.
To download the full polling results, click HERE.