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Jan. 2017 Poll: Parents Favor Variety of Schools


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When the latest Civitas Poll queried parents, a majority that said that, if resources were not an issue, they would choose an education other than traditional public schools for their children.

Here is the question and results:

If resources were not an issue and you could select the best school for your child, what type of school would you select for your child? A traditional public school? A charter school? A private school? Home school? Or a virtual school?

44% Traditional Public School

11% Charter School

35% Private School

8% Home School

2% Virtual School

1% Not Sure

For more on the poll, click here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina at

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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