Survey: Kentucky voters overwhelmingly support school choice

A new survey conducted by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and released today by the Bluegrass Institute shows that support for school choice in Kentucky cuts across all socioeconomic and demographic groups.

Survey Snapshots:

• More than eight of 10 likely Kentucky voters would send their children to a private, charter or virtual school or educate their children at home if they could.
• Only 23 percent of respondents rated Kentucky public schools as “good” or “excellent.”
• Nearly 50 percent of respondents said they would choose private education.
• More than 10 percent said they would send their children to charter schools – if they were available.
• Approximately 9 percent of the state’s students attend private school despite the fact that 50 percent of K-12 parents indicate they would like to send their child to a private school.

The poll surveyed 1,200 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.