NATIONAL POLL FAVORS EDUCATION CHOICEFebruary 1, 2021
Despite a chaotic and difficult year for education due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, support for school choice remains high and stable, while being backed by a broad, enthusiastic coalition. Our seventh annual national survey among likely 2022 General Election voters illustrates that both the concept of school choice and the specific bill in front of Congress receive strong and diverse support across the country. This year, the concept of school choice is favored by a 65%-to-25% margin. African Americans and Latinos remain extremely supportive, with 74% of African Americans and 71% of Latinos backing the concept of school choice. In addition, roughly two-thirds (65%) of K-12 parents support school choice. Support for public charter schools has increased to 77% and the federal Education Freedom Scholarship legislation continues to outpace the broad concept of school choice (79% support).