Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18928
 
1There is a proposal to evaluate Kasas teachers as highly effective, effective, progressing, or ineffective, and to post those ratings on school district websites. Do you think this is a good idea? Or a bad idea?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParent?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Good Idea68%73%64%76%79%59%52%77%56%67%75%74%**76%63%64%63%70%85%66%76%55%63%72%66%61%
Bad Idea24%22%25%15%17%35%34%16%35%26%17%8%**19%27%27%32%21%12%26%18%35%31%18%28%32%
Not Sure8%5%11%9%4%6%14%7%9%7%8%17%**5%9%9%6%9%3%8%6%10%5%10%6%8%
Total100%100%100%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%49%51%30%28%24%18%58%42%85%5%6%4%37%62%41%24%24%5%88%37%34%13%50%36%14%
 
 
2Would an evaluation system like this improve teacher performance? Make teacher performance worse? Or have no effect?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParent?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Improve Teacher Performance60%62%59%58%71%58%50%64%55%61%57%53%**65%57%56%59%69%67%59%69%56%48%61%58%63%
Make Teacher Performance Worse11%7%14%10%7%14%15%9%14%11%3%14%**7%13%10%20%5%9%11%9%16%8%8%16%8%
Have No Effect27%30%25%32%21%26%32%27%28%26%40%34%**26%28%33%20%22%24%28%21%26%41%29%25%26%
Not Sure2%1%2%0%1%2%4%1%3%2%0%0%**1%2%1%1%3%0%2%1%2%3%2%0%3%
Total100%100%100%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%49%51%30%28%24%18%58%42%85%5%6%4%37%62%41%24%24%5%88%37%34%13%50%36%14%
 
 
3Would publicly posting teacher evaluations discourage teachers from working in Kansas?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParent?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes39%42%36%40%27%47%44%34%46%38%41%66%**39%40%40%48%33%32%41%35%46%50%36%44%36%
No44%47%41%39%59%39%36%48%37%44%55%1%**46%42%45%40%49%57%42%49%36%41%47%41%41%
Not Sure17%11%23%21%14%14%20%18%16%17%4%32%**16%18%15%12%18%12%17%16%18%10%17%15%23%
Total100%100%100%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%49%51%30%28%24%18%58%42%85%5%6%4%37%62%41%24%24%5%88%37%34%13%50%36%14%
 
 
4In your home, is the heating bill paid by you or a family member? Or is the heating bill included in the cost of your rent?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParent?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 1.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
You96%98%95%98%95%98%93%96%95%96%98%100%**97%96%95%97%94%94%96%95%96%96%95%98%96%
Included3%2%5%2%5%2%5%4%3%3%2%0%**3%4%4%2%5%5%3%4%4%4%5%2%3%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%0%1%2%0%1%1%0%0%**0%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%0%1%0%1%
Total100%100%100%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%49%51%30%28%24%18%58%42%85%5%6%4%37%62%41%24%24%5%88%37%34%13%50%36%14%
 
 
5How much money would you say you have saved so far this year in heating costs due to the warm winter? Nothing at all? Less than $100? Between $100 and $200? Between $200 and $300? Between $300 and $400? Or more than that?
480 Who Pay To Heat Their HomesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParent?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Nothing12%13%12%13%12%13%11%13%12%9%27%22%**10%14%10%14%8%1%13%12%7%4%8%15%18%
$100 - $20056%57%55%62%58%50%50%60%50%57%58%72%**61%54%56%52%62%51%56%55%59%58%60%49%60%
$200 - $30013%13%13%13%10%12%16%12%14%14%0%6%**11%13%15%10%11%16%11%16%10%15%12%17%5%
$300 - $40016%14%19%11%19%19%17%15%18%17%14%0%**16%16%15%22%17%26%17%14%21%20%17%16%14%
$400+1%2%1%0%0%3%4%0%4%2%1%0%**1%2%2%1%2%2%2%2%1%2%2%1%1%
Not Sure1%1%2%0%1%2%2%0%2%1%1%0%**1%1%2%1%0%5%1%2%1%1%1%2%1%
Total100%100%100%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 Who Pay To Heat Their Homes100%50%50%31%28%24%17%58%42%85%5%6%4%38%61%41%24%24%5%88%37%34%13%49%37%14%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.