78 percent of Mississippi voters support school choice

Today the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, highlights recent polling results out of Mississippi released by Empower Mississippi showing a strong majority supports educational choice.
“An overwhelming majority of Mississippi voters support school choice and they indicated their views on education have a great influence on how they cast their vote,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel for the American federation for children. “We hope Mississippi legislators take notice, and they support empowering parents and children in their communities by expanding choice in education to all students.”
Fast Facts

  • 77.6% of those surveyed favor the idea of school choice or “the parent’s right to use the tax dollars associated with their child’s education to send their child to the public or private school which best served their needs.”
    • 83 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of white voters and 73 percent of African-Americans
  • Over 55% of likely voters favor the idea of education savings accounts or ESAs and 58% support that ESAs should be available to all students
  • Over 57% of likely voters favor the idea of charter schools
  • Candidate views on school choice and education matter to voters, with 69% indicating they’re more likely to support a candidate for the state legislature who supports school choice

The poll compiled results from 800 randomly selected likely Mississippi voters.
Click here for more on the poll from our ally organization, Empower Mississippi.


American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.


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