Education Polling

       

CBS News Poll. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2011. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Do you favor or oppose allowing the children of illegal immigrants to attend state college at the lower tuition rate of state residents?”

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28 – 10/2/11

25 68 7    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 14-16, 2011. N=1,032 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

“What action would you like to see Congress take on the No Child Left Behind education law: eliminate the No Child Left Behind law, keep the law but with major revisions, keep the No Child Left Behind law basically as it is, or don’t you know enough to say?”

 
    Eliminate it Keep it but
with major
revisions
Keep
basically
as it is
Don’t know
enough
to say
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/14-16/11

16 41 21 21 1

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 19-21, 2010. N=1,030 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

“As you may know, under the current federal program to help pay for college, students get loans from banks and other financial institutions, with the government guaranteeing those loans. Would you favor or oppose a proposal to have the government provide loans to college students directly, which would increase the amount of money available for college loans?”

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/19-21/10

64 34 2    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 6-10, 2010. N=1,216 adults nationwide (MoE ± 3), including 240 parents of children in grades K-12 (MoE ± 6).

“Do you favor or oppose mandatory testing of students in public schools each year as a way to determine how well the school is doing educating students?”

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/6-10/10

71 24 5    
 

1/12-15/04

71 25 4    
 

6/14-18/01

74 23 3    
 

3/8-12/01

78 19 3    
 

1/15-17/01

82 16 2    

“Some public schools are participating in a program in which children receive money if they meet certain criteria, such as getting good grades, test scores, and good behavior. Some people say these programs are good, because they give children incentives to do well in school. Other people say these programs are bad because children should not be paid to value education. What do you think of these programs? Are they generally a good thing or a bad thing?”

 
    Good Thing Bad Thing Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/6-10/10

37 56 7    

“Do you think students should be required to learn a foreign language in order to graduate from high school, or not?”

 
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/6-10/10

51 47 2    

“As far as you know, do you think, on average, public school teachers in this country are paid too much, too little, or about the right amount?”

 
    Too Much Too Little About Right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/6-10/10

4 66 24 6  

“Using a grade of A, B, C, D and F — where A is excellent and F is very poor — and using any of the grades in between, how would you grade the quality of the education your child or children are receiving?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    A B C D F
    % % % % %
 

1/6-10/10

36 37 24 2 1

“In general, do you think the education your child or children are getting today is better, is about the same, or worse than the education you received?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Better About the
Same
Worse Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/6-10/10

58 16 22 4  

“In general, how would you rate the amount of homework your child or children have to do? Is it too much, too little or about the right amount?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Too Much Too Little About the
Right
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/6-10/10

14 16 66 4  

“How important is it to you that your child or children’s school curriculum includes arts and music programs: very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Very
Important
Not at All
Important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/6-10/10

71 24 3 1 1

“How important is it to you that your child or children’s school curriculum includes physical fitness and sports programs: very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Very
Important
Not at All
Important
 
    % % % %  
 

1/6-10/10

79 17 4 0  

“Do you think your child or children probably will or probably will not attend college?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Probably Will Probably
Will Not
Some Will,
Some Will
Not (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/6-10/10

86 7 4 3  

“Do you feel that your child or children’s school is properly preparing students for college, or not?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Is Is Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/6-10/10

70 13 17    

“Do you feel that your child or children’s school is properly preparing students who choose not to go to college for the job market, or not?” N=240 parents of K-12 children

 
    Is Is Not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/6-10/10

44 35 21    

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 17-22, 2009. N=1,048 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for all adults).

“Using a grade of A, B, C, D and F — where A is excellent and F is very poor — and using any of the grades in between, how would you grade the U.S. on the quality of the public schools in this country?”

 
    A B C D F
    % % % % %
 

12/17-22/09

5 23 32 26 12

“In general, do you think the education most children are getting today in public schools is better, is about the same, or worse than the education you received?”

 
    Better About the
Same
Worse Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

12/17-22/09

34 24 38 4  

“Some school districts hire private companies that specialize in education to run public schools. The company develops the curriculum, hires teachers and tests the students. Its goal is to provide a quality education while making a profit. Do you favor or oppose this idea? … Would you say strongly or somewhat?”

 
    Strongly
Favor
Somewhat
Favor
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/17-22/09

12 30 23 27 8

“If you could send your child to a school that was run by a private company, do you think you would definitely do so, seriously consider doing it, probably not do it, or definitely not do it?”Parents of children under age 18

 
    Definitely
Do So
Seriously
Consider It
Probably
Not Do It
Definitely
Not Do It
It Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/17-22/09

14 32 31 18 5

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