Toplines - Michigan: School Choice - September 2-3, 2020
Michigan Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted September 2-3,
By Rasmussen Reports
Sponsored by Manhattan Institute
giving parents the right to choose the school that their child attends raise or
lower the overall quality of K-12 education for students?
12% Not sure
2* Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the concept of publicly funded K-12 school choice?
27% Somewhat support
11% Somewhat oppose
12% Strongly oppose
3* How do you rate the academic quality
of your local school district managed K-12 public schools....excellent, good,
fair or poor?
5% Not sure
4* Do you consider your local school
district managed public schools very safe, somewhat safe, somewhat unsafe or
41% Very safe
42% Somewhat safe
10% Somewhat unsafe
2% Very unsafe
5% Not sure
5* Do you strongly support, somewhat
support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose state funding of charter schools as
an alternative to traditional local district managed public schools?
26% Somewhat support
16% Somewhat oppose
23% Strongly oppose
10% Not sure
6* Does your state give parents too
much, too little or the right amount of choice when deciding where their
children will attend school?
10% Too much
39% The right amount
23% Not sure
7* Do you have children who are in elementary school or high
school currently living in your household?
8* (Answered by those have children in
elementary school or high school living in their household – 220 voters) Do
your children attend a taxpayer funded district managed public school, a
taxpayer funded public charter school, a private school or some other type of
73% A taxpayer funded district managed public school
9% A taxpayer funded public charter school
11% Private school
4% Some other type of school
3% Not sure
9* If you had the choice, what type of school would you choose to assure your child had the best education: a district managed local public school; a publicly funded independently managed local charter school, a private school; a religious school; home school or some other type of school?
44% A district managed local public school
12% A publicly funded independently managed local charter school
18% A private school
14% Religious school
5% Home school
1% Some other type of school
6% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence