Toplines - Pennsylvania: School Choice - August 25-27, 2020
Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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?
13% Not sure
2* Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the concept of publicly funded K-12 school choice?
26% Somewhat support
13% Somewhat oppose
11% 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?
6% Not sure
4* Do you consider your local school
district managed public schools very safe, somewhat safe, somewhat unsafe or
37% Very safe
42% Somewhat safe
12% Somewhat unsafe
3% 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?
30% Somewhat support
15% Somewhat oppose
17% 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?
8% Too much
38% The right amount
18% 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 – 270 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
77% A taxpayer funded district managed public school
9% A taxpayer funded public charter school
13% Private school
0% Some other type of school
1% 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?
38% A district managed local public school
15% A publicly funded independently managed local charter school
22% A private school
15% Religious school
4% Home school
1% Some other type of school
5% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence