New Evidence Calls PDK School Choice Poll into Question









PDK Question (n=500)

“Do you favor or oppose allowing students and parents to choose a private school to attend at public expense?







Results:

  • 37% Favor
  • 55% Oppose
  • 5% Neither Favor or Oppose
  • 2% Don’t Know/Refused






Adjusted Question (n=500)

“Do you favor or oppose allowing students and parents to choose any school, public or private, to attend using public funds??







Results:

  • 60% Favor
  • 33% Oppose
  • 5% Neither Favor or Oppose
  • 2% Don’t Know/Refused

New Evidence Calls PDK School Choice Poll into Question (Friedman Foundation)

This is a great example of how a subtle change in the wording of a question can significantly affect the way the public responds.

Think of that the next time you hear a politician or a TV talking head recite the numbers from a poll.