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ESAs: What do North Carolinians think?



Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are an increasingly popular tool for expanding educational opportunity.  Two states, Arizona and Florida, currently operate ESA programs. Three other states — Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada recently approved laws to create ESA programs — while a number of other states are considering ESA legislation.  ESAs are funded by transferring a percentage of the state’s per student support to a parent-controlled account.  Parents can use the funds to pay for a variety of educational expenses such as tuition, books and tutoring. The June Civitas Poll asked North Carolinians whether they favor or oppose the idea of “Education Savings Accounts.” How did voters respond?

58 % Total Favor
27 % Total Oppose

33% Strongly Favor
25% Somewhat Favor
10% Somewhat Oppose
16% Strongly Oppose
15% Undecided/Don’t Know

The bottom line: North Carolinians support ESAs by a better than 2 to 1 margin.

Find out what North Carolina thinks about important policy issues; read the Civitas June Poll.

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