Constituencies for Education Funding. Poll of 1,067 adults nationwide conducted Dec ember 1-3 , 2012. 3 in 4 w ant MORE for EDUCATION. Even though Americans overestimate the percentage of the Federal budget spent on education by a lot…
Poll of 1,067 adults nationwide
conducted December 1-3, 2012
Even though Americans overestimate the percentage of the Federal budget spent on education by a lot…
What percent of the federal budget do you think is currently spent on education?
Public estimates: 15% of Federal budget spent on education
Actual spending: 2% of Federal spending devoted to education in reality
Do you believe that is too much, too little, or about right?
…most think Federal spending on education is too little, few think it’s too much.
What level of education are you or your children currently enrolled in?
As you may know, on January 2, 2013 most Federal programs face automatic across-the-board spending cuts of 8%-9%, called sequestration. In addition, Federal income taxes will increase for almost all Americans in January. Generally speaking, if you had to choose one or the other, do you think it is better to reduce the federal budget deficit by:
As Congress tries to come to an agreement, if it comes down to either cuts in defense spending, OR cuts in education programs, which would you favor?
Which of these programs do you consider it very important for Congress to protect from automatic cuts in spending or increases in taxes?
Figures show percentage who saying it is very important to protect from automatic cuts
Do you agree or disagree with the following reasons to increase investments in education. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree.
Figures show percentages who Strongly Agree or Somewhat Agree with each statement, and total in agreement