Funding | March 19, 2024

New poll shows overwhelm⁠i⁠ng major⁠i⁠⁠t⁠y of Sou⁠t⁠h Carol⁠i⁠na vo⁠t⁠ers suppor⁠t⁠ un⁠i⁠versal educa⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on sav⁠i⁠ngs accoun⁠t⁠s 

A new poll conducted by Meeting Street Insights on behalf of yes. every kid. foundation. found that two-thirds (67%) of South Carolina voters support education savings accounts (ESAs), with 38% in strong support. An even larger majority (75%) believe ESAs should be made available to all families regardless of income level. 

The majority of parents of school-aged children (76%) believe ESAs would improve their child’s educational experience, and most voters (70%) believe ESAs would improve education in the state overall. 

Furthermore, voters want their state legislator to support ESAs, with 56% of respondents indicating they would be more likely to vote for their state legislator if they supported ESAs. 

“Education savings accounts are clearly a winning issue in South Carolina,” said yes. every kid. foundation. Vice President of Strategy Matt Frendewey. “Families of all backgrounds want options when it comes to their children’s education. ESAs provide the flexibility and freedom necessary for parents to tailor their child’s learning experience according to their unique needs.” 

The poll was conducted by Meeting Street Insights from March 11–13, 2024. It surveyed 500 registered voters with a margin of error of ± 4.38%.