Funding | August 15, 2023

New Georg⁠i⁠a Survey: Educa⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on a Cr⁠i⁠⁠t⁠⁠i⁠cal Issue Fac⁠i⁠ng ⁠t⁠he S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠e

In a new survey, 92.5% of Georgia voters and 96.9% of Georgia parents said K-12 education was an important issue facing the state. 

While a majority of parents expressed satisfaction with their child’s education, nearly 90% indicated a strong interest in supplementing their child’s educational experience by combining additional courses and learning opportunities, such as tutoring, arts, music, health and fitness or other activities.

When surveyed about what policies would best work for families, nearly 77% said they wanted educational experiences that were customized to their child and 71% wanted their child to receive credit for learning that takes place outside the traditional classroom. And 72% of parents saying that all families should have access to these programs, regardless of ZIP code and family income. 

The survey, conducted by Cygnal research firm, consisted of 600 likely voters, over the course of July 13-15, 2023, via an online panel.