ERIC Number: ED032639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Response of Cincinnati Voters to a Reduction in Elementary and Secondary Services.
Dillingham, Harry C.
The failure of a property tax levy, submitted to Cincinnati voters in November and December of 1966, resulted in an announced reduction within the school district's summer school, kindergarten, and interscholastic athletic programs. To determine the effect of this reduction on voter support for the schools, a stratified sample of 520 registered voters was interviewed in the fall of 1967. The actual vote in the 1966 elections and the intended vote in an upcoming levy election were compared for groups of respondants that varied in age, marital status, homeownership, children in or out of school, interest in athletics, religion, attitudes toward racial integration, income, education, and race. In general, the reduction of school services appeared to effect greater support (vote) changes among those respondants who were placed in a conflict situation by factors of cost and interest in the school system (e.g., property taxpayers with children attending school) than among those respondants whose vote did not involve conflict. Specific findings are presented in the document's 84 cross-tabulations and in the appended straight tabulations of all of the interview responses. (JH)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Extramural Athletics, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes, Public Opinion, Public Relations, School Budget Elections, School Community Relationship, School Support, School Taxes, Social Influences, Statistical Analysis, Summer Programs, Tax Allocation, Voting
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cincinnati)