Poll: 60% of Americans Favor Free Public Four-Year College

Breitbart | 8/20/2019 | Staff
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A new poll published at school reform journal Education Next states a free ride at a public four-year college is a popular concept in the country, with 60 percent of Americans supporting the idea.

According to the survey, respondents were asked two questions:

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Do you support or oppose making all public two-year colleges in the United States free to attend?

Do you support or oppose making all public four-year colleges in the United States free to attend?

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For both two-year and four-year schools, free tuition is a welcome concept, according to the poll, with 60 percent of those surveyed stating they endorse free public four-year college and 69 percent in support of free public two-year college.

When a person’s political party is a factor, 79 percent of Democrats said they support free four-year schools and 85 percent endorse free tuition for two-year schools. However, just 35 percent of Republicans said they support free tuition for four-year schools, with 55 percent opposed. Republicans were evenly split in this poll over free public two-year colleges: 47 percent in support and 47 percent opposed.

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Education Next then reported a polling “experiment” in order to investigate whether a reminder of the economic benefits of a college education would influence opinions about free college tuition. Some survey participants were randomly chosen...
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