Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20437
 
1Are you the parent of a school-aged child?
825 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes37%37%37%52%64%24%5%58%16%32%45%48%**31%38%45%41%33%38%33%47%37%45%26%
No62%61%62%46%36%75%92%41%83%67%51%50%**67%62%53%57%67%58%65%52%62%55%72%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%27%24%27%22%51%49%61%14%21%4%36%35%26%33%32%21%7%9%35%26%23%
 
 
2Should Florida public school students continue to take the FCAT, or Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test? Or not?
305 Parents Of School-Aged ChildrenAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Should31%30%31%26%32%36%**29%36%31%45%24%**40%23%28%25%25%29%33%23%36%30%25%
Should Not58%67%50%52%64%62%**58%60%51%55%74%**52%76%45%51%66%71%67%71%63%41%71%
Not Sure11%2%19%22%4%2%**13%4%19%0%2%**8%1%27%24%8%0%0%6%1%30%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents Of School-Aged Children100%48%52%38%41%18%3%79%21%53%17%27%3%29%36%31%36%28%21%6%11%35%32%16%
 
 
3How much stress does your student experience due to the FCAT? A lot of stress? A little stress? Or no stress at all?
305 Parents Of School-Aged ChildrenAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Lot Of Stress46%41%50%26%58%60%**43%57%42%32%60%**47%48%42%44%66%35%73%57%34%34%76%
Little Stress25%36%15%21%28%24%**25%28%24%48%16%**26%28%19%17%23%23%19%18%31%29%13%
No Stress28%23%33%52%13%14%**32%13%33%21%24%**27%23%38%39%10%42%7%25%33%37%11%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%0%2%**0%3%1%0%0%**0%1%1%0%1%0%0%0%1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents Of School-Aged Children100%48%52%38%41%18%3%79%21%53%17%27%3%29%36%31%36%28%21%6%11%35%32%16%
 
 
4Based on what you know, are FCAT scores an accurate representation of what a student has learned in school?
305 Parents Of School-Aged ChildrenAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes25%28%22%34%18%17%**26%19%26%17%28%**23%26%23%14%10%57%4%19%46%12%16%
No59%69%50%46%67%71%**57%69%54%79%58%**69%70%40%56%79%34%68%79%44%58%77%
Not Sure16%4%28%20%15%12%**17%12%21%4%14%**8%4%37%30%11%9%28%2%11%30%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents Of School-Aged Children100%48%52%38%41%18%3%79%21%53%17%27%3%29%36%31%36%28%21%6%11%35%32%16%
 
 
5Based on what you know, are FCAT scores an accurate way to measure a teacher's skill?
305 Parents Of School-Aged ChildrenAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes16%17%15%17%14%14%**15%17%18%17%12%**23%5%16%14%9%26%0%19%25%8%15%
No77%79%75%83%71%79%**77%77%76%81%77%**69%91%72%76%85%67%81%79%67%85%82%
Not Sure7%3%11%0%14%6%**7%6%6%2%11%**7%4%12%11%6%7%19%2%9%7%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents Of School-Aged Children100%48%52%38%41%18%3%79%21%53%17%27%3%29%36%31%36%28%21%6%11%35%32%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.