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A Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll and a survey by the Center for Education Reform suggest that there is rising support for using government money to pay for students to attend private schools.

Do you favor or oppose allowing students and parents to choose a private school to attend at public expense?
2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
Favor 46% 34% 39% 39% 41% 44% 36% 33%
Oppose 52 62 56 55 50 52 61 65
Don't know 2 4 5 4 6 4 3 2
SOURCE: 34th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll
How much are you in favor of or against allowing poor parents to be given the tax dollars allotted for their child's education and permitting them to use those dollars in the form of a scholarship to attend a private, public or parochial school of their choosing?
TOTAL White African- American Hispanic Other
Strongly/somewhat favor 63% 62% 72% 64% 53%
Somewhat/strongly against 33 34 28 37 38
SOURCE: The Center for Education Reform

Vol. 22, Issue 1, Page 7

Published in Print: September 4, 2002, as Voucher Questions
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