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.