Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters about their views of smaller class sizes in the public schools. The key questions and responses are as follows:
In fall 2017, a requirement of the 2016 state budget requiring smaller class sizes takes effect in North Carolina Public Schools. Proponents say the new law will lead to smaller classes and better instruction. Critics say it will force districts to hire more teachers and cut back on non-classroom staff. Some legislators are working to change the law. With that in mind, do you support or oppose the class size law?
64% Total Support
21% Total Oppose
39% Strongly Support
25% Somewhat Support
8% Somewhat Oppose
13% Strongly Oppose
15% Don’t Know/ Need More Information
In your opinion which is a higher priority for schools:
40% Smaller class sizes in grades K through 3.
19% Budget flexibility for school districts to hire non-classroom teachers.
30% Both are an equal priority
10% Don’t Know
All questions and responses in the April poll, which covers a wide range of issues, 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.