ERIC Number: ED341483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
The State of the Child.
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions for the Coalition for America's Children, Alexandria, VA.
Part of a family of reports on the status of children researched by a bipartisan polling team, this publication presents voter profiles on Americans' opinions on the health, education, safety, and security of U.S. children. The results of a national survey, confirmed by representative samples of the electorate in 12 states, suggest intense and widespread concern about the deteriorating status of children. The broad array of worries that voters express about children are likely to encourage political platforms that cut across traditional demographic divisions, encompassing the concerns of both middle class and poor families. Majorities of nearly every subgroup of voters say they would be more likely to vote for a children's candidate. The public clearly wants its political leaders to address both the affordability of a college education and the basic needs of children. While concern over the economy and tax sensitivity is likely to remain an impediment to new tax revenues for children's programs, current public opinion calls for new priorities to favor children. The survey results are illustrated in eight charts, and the report concludes with a display of the entire survey instrument with summary responses. (LB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Federal Government, Government Role, National Surveys, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Social Problems, Tables (Data), Tax Allocation
NACHRI, 401 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions for the Coalition for America's Children, Alexandria, VA.