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ERIC Number: ED508450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Arizona Likely Voter Survey on Proposed Legislation to Enhance School Choice
Kenski, Margaret C.
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
This report contains the results of a telephone survey of 602 likely Arizona voters on various measures to enhance school choice in Arizona. This research was conducted by Arizona Opinion of Tucson for The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation of Indianapolis. All fieldwork was conducted on March 23-26, and 28-29, 2005 by DataCall Inc. of Phoenix. The respondents are all registered voters living in the state who voted in the 2004 general election. They were chosen randomly from voter files of those who met that criterion for Maricopa County, Pima County, and the combined 13 non-metropolitan counties. The margin of error for the whole sample is [plus or minus]4% with the highest potential for error where responses are evenly divided. The error margin for subsamples is estimated at [plus or minus]5% for those with 200 respondents or more and [plus or minus]7% for those with 140 to 199 respondents. For subsamples with fewer than 150 respondents, error margins rise to 10% or more and the data for them should be used cautiously. The only difficulty in completing the survey occurred because many voters refused an initial call because of Easter obligations or the March Madness schedule. There are six areas of inquiry in the survey which progress through the questionnaire in the order it is written. These are: (1) Most Important Issue for Government in Arizona to Address; (2) Perceived Performance of Types of Schooling in Arizona; (3) Initial Reaction to School Choice; (4) Reaction to Five School Choice Measures; (5) Universal v. Target School Choice; and (6) Impact on Candidates of Support for School Choice. The first section of this report presents the Findings. The second section contains the data tables displaying the crosstabulated responses. The two Appendices contain respectively a brief discussion of the survey methods and a table of the demographic characteristics of the sample, and a copy of the survey instrument as it was read to the respondents. (Contains 18 tables.) [This report was sponsored by the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. This report was released jointly with the Alliance for School Choice.]
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Available from: Foundation for Educational Choice. One American Square Suite 2420, Indianapolis, IN 46282. Tel: 317-681-0745; Fax: 317-681-0945; e-mail: info@edchoice.org; Web site: http://www.edchoice.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation; Goldwater Institute
Identifiers - Location: Arizona