Our April 2017 poll asked about likely a new option in school choice: Education Savings Accounts. The key questions and responses are as follows:
Education Savings Accounts (or ESAs), involve the state placing government funds equal to a percentage of per pupil funding into an account for eligible families, and allows parents to use these funds to pay for their child’s education expenses, including; tuition, tutoring testing, fees and books. Would you say you would support or oppose an Education Savings Account program?
57% Total Support
25% Total Oppose
35% Strongly Support
22% Somewhat Support
8% Somewhat Oppose
17% Strongly Oppose
17% Don’t Know/ Need More Information
If approved by the North Carolina State legislature, in your opinion, who should be eligible to receive ESA benefits?
38% All students
8% Students below the poverty level
7% Students in high need populations such as special needs or at risk students
3% Students attending failing schools
32% A combination of the previous three choices
11% Don’t Know/ None of the Above/ Other
All questions and responses in this poll can be found here.
This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken April 22-23, 2017.