ERIC Number: ED385359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Opinion Poll on Child Care.
Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.
A press release and accompanying polling data provide a brief summary of the findings and implications of a national opinion survey, concerning federal child care assistance. The national opinion poll, conducted by Republican pollster Vince Breglio between February 26 and March 5, 1995, showed that Americans are deeply divided over congressional efforts to cut federal child care assistance to working parents and indicated that a majority of Americans are opposed to congressional efforts to weaken child care health and safety provisions. The poll found that, consistent with results of recent child care studies, 80 percent of respondents agreed it is difficult to find child care that is affordable and of good quality. Fifteen percent of respondents said that someone in their household currently uses child care. Commenting on the survey results, a member of the Child Care Action Campaign suggests that although the American people understand the connection between child care and work, many members of Congress have not made this connection. The results of the national opinion poll on child care 1995 are included, along with the survey questions. (AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.