Respondents were told, "There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about school voucher programs that would enable parents to move their children into other public or private schools." And then asked, "Which of the following positions do you prefer?"
"Government-funded school voucher or scholarship program give parents the opportunity to remove children from failing schools and allow for greater choice."
"Government-funded school voucher or scholarship programs remove state funds from the schools that need them most and don't solve systemic problems with the education system."
Measurement of Party ID for this figure is based on two questions. First, respondents were asked whether they consider themselves to be a Democrats, Republicans, independents, other, or not sure. Those who responded that they are independents or "other" were then asked if they lean toward either the Democrats or Republicans. If they indicated that they lean toward one party or the other, they are considered Democrats or Republicans for the purposes of this figure. Only "pure" independents or members of a third party who indicate that they have no preference for Democrats vis-a-vis Republicans are considered independents . Respondents who answered that they are "not sure" for either of the two aforementioned questions are not incorporated into this figure.