According to our 2017 EdNext poll, on a number of critical topics, the opinion gap between more- and less-educated white respondents is sizable. Despite their higher estimates of local expenditures, 55% of the more-educated group favor higher spending, as compared to just 46% of the less-educated. That difference narrows only slightly when respondents are told actual levels of expenditure.

To get more information about the public’s opinion on school spending, read the full poll essay, or compare the opinions of different subgroups using our interactive tool.

—Education Next

Last updated June 5, 2018