New polling numbers show strong support for choice, charters

By February 1, 2022 News

Last week, in conjunction with National School Choice Week, the John Locke Foundation released its annual Civitas poll numbers covering education and school choice.

The poll was conducted from Jan. 21-23, 2022 and queried 600 likely N.C. voters.

Some key findings

  • 35.4% of parents have changed schools for their children, or have considered doing so, due to the pandemic.
  • 77.9% of voters believe parents or guardians are “best suited” to determine where a child attends school. Just 11.4% said local school boards are best in this role.
  • 81.4% of voters agree with this statement: “Parents should have the ability to choose where their child attends school.”
  • 58.4% of voters support charter schools while 22.6% oppose them. An additional 14.3% of voters are neutral–they neither support nor oppose charter schools

See a screenshot from the poll below:

JLF/Civitas Poll: Survey of Likely General Election Voters (2022)

Read a summary of the poll here. Access topline findings from the poll here.