Academic journal article Education Next

Methodology

Academic journal article Education Next

Methodology

Article excerpt

THIS IS THE 11TH ANNUAL EDUCATION NEXT SURVEY in a series that began in 2007. Results from all prior surveys as well as interactive graphics displaying the results are available at educationnext.org/edfacts.

The results presented here are based upon a nationally representative, stratified sample of 4,214 adults (age 18 and older), which includes representative oversamples of the following subgroups: parents with school-age children living in their home (2,170), teachers (669), and Hispanics (805). Respondents could elect to complete the survey in English or Spanish; 322 respondents elected to take it in Spanish. Survey weights were employed to account for nonresponse and the oversampling of specific groups.

The survey was conducted from May 5 to June 7,2017, by the polling firm Knowledge Networks (KN), a GfK company. KN maintains a nationally representative panel of adults (obtained via address-based sampling techniques) who agree to participate in a limited number of online surveys.

We report separately on the opinions of the public, teachers, parents, African Americans, Hispanics, white respondents with household incomes below $75,000, white respondents with household incomes of $75,000 or more, white respondents without a four-year college degree, white respondents with a four-year college degree, and self-identified Democrats and Republicans. We define Democrats and Republicans to include respondents who say that they "lean" toward one party or the other. …

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