Results of SurveyUSA Mkt Research Study #20005
 
500 adults from the entire state of Kansas were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/23/12 through 10/25/12, exclusively for the Kansas Policy Institute. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (67% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (33% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device.
 
1How much state funding do you think Kansas school districts currently receive per pupil each year from JUST the state of Kansas? Less than $4,000 per pupil? Between $4,000 and $5,000? Between $5,000 and $6,000? Or more than $6,000 per pupil?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
<$4,00044%37%51%41%46%49%39%43%45%39%46%43%54%44%38%54%51%50%43%54%50%33%45%48%34%33%45%47%44%
4,000-$5,00025%28%23%30%23%22%26%27%23%24%26%28%25%24%28%24%31%16%27%23%23%29%29%23%26%24%23%20%31%
5,000-$6,00010%11%9%8%7%11%15%8%13%9%10%10%11%10%13%7%11%8%10%7%7%14%7%8%18%9%12%9%10%
>$6,00013%15%10%7%16%16%14%11%15%11%14%14%8%22%20%12%7%23%11%7%13%15%10%13%15%29%9%15%8%
Not Sure8%9%7%14%8%2%6%11%4%17%3%4%2%0%1%2%0%2%9%9%7%8%9%7%8%4%11%10%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%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
2How much funding per pupil do you think Kansas school districts currently receive from ALL taxpayer sources per year, including State, Federal and Local taxpayers? Less than $6,000 per pupil? Between $6,000 and $9,000? Between $9,000 and $12,000? Or more than $12,000 per pupil?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
<$6,00039%33%45%30%41%47%40%35%44%36%41%41%51%31%36%45%49%47%38%43%44%32%40%43%30%31%44%33%43%
$6,000-$9,00032%35%30%39%25%27%39%33%32%29%34%35%34%32%35%34%33%25%34%33%27%37%36%27%39%27%28%37%33%
$9,000-$12,00014%18%11%12%15%17%12%14%15%10%16%14%10%29%17%18%15%16%14%13%12%17%14%13%15%18%14%14%13%
>$12,0007%8%5%6%9%5%6%7%5%8%6%7%6%7%12%2%3%10%6%2%11%5%4%9%7%22%2%7%4%
Not Sure8%7%9%12%9%4%4%11%4%17%3%2%0%0%0%0%0%2%9%9%6%9%7%8%9%2%12%8%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%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
3Over the last 5 years, do you think per-pupil school district funding from the State, Federal Government and local property taxes has gone down by more than 10%? Has remained about the same? Has gone up by less than 5%? Or has gone up by about 10%?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Down By 10%39%35%42%40%48%36%28%44%33%47%35%27%39%42%23%40%63%48%38%35%40%39%41%41%33%36%47%35%39%
Remained Same22%24%19%18%27%21%22%22%21%20%22%29%19%17%21%21%33%18%22%21%22%22%23%18%26%14%25%18%24%
Up By Less Than 5%19%20%19%16%16%24%23%16%23%14%22%23%25%19%27%25%2%18%19%20%17%20%15%22%20%22%15%21%19%
Up By 10%15%16%13%14%7%17%24%11%19%8%18%19%17%21%27%15%3%15%14%17%15%13%16%13%16%28%5%17%14%
Not Sure6%5%6%12%3%3%3%8%3%11%3%2%0%1%1%0%0%1%6%7%6%5%5%7%5%0%8%9%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%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
4Many school districts have used some of their state and local tax dollars to increase their cash reserves. Since 2005, how much do you think Kansas school districts have increased their cash reserves? Less than $50 million? Between $50 and $250 million? Between $250 and $400 million? Or more than $400 million?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
<$50 Million47%41%52%39%51%50%47%45%49%38%51%44%53%55%44%55%58%51%46%49%46%45%49%48%39%42%60%40%46%
$50-$250 Million28%29%27%29%21%27%35%26%30%24%30%37%29%28%36%32%19%29%28%26%30%27%25%29%30%29%22%29%29%
$250-$400 Million9%10%7%7%10%11%7%8%9%9%8%5%14%10%8%7%21%11%8%6%5%13%8%6%14%10%7%10%8%
>$400 Million3%6%1%2%3%5%2%3%4%1%4%7%2%4%8%2%3%3%3%2%4%3%2%2%7%3%1%3%4%
Not Sure14%14%14%22%15%6%9%19%7%28%7%6%2%3%4%4%0%6%15%18%15%11%15%16%10%16%12%18%12%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
5Hypothetically speaking, if total taxpayer support of Kansas public schools was up more than10% from 5 years ago and school districts had also used more than $400 million of state and local taxes to increase cash reserves, how much would you agree or disagree with the following statement: I would personally be willing to pay higher taxes to give more money to local school districts.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree16%14%19%15%22%12%18%18%14%14%18%13%27%19%8%22%50%29%14%14%16%18%13%15%25%18%12%16%18%
Somewhat Agree31%28%33%49%26%22%18%39%21%49%22%21%21%20%14%28%21%29%31%33%33%27%36%35%16%32%28%29%33%
Somewhat Disagree22%22%21%14%16%29%34%15%31%13%26%21%28%32%24%29%17%14%23%27%17%22%23%20%19%20%30%16%22%
Strongly Disagree25%31%18%15%28%32%27%20%30%13%30%40%21%26%51%17%7%20%25%20%27%25%21%25%30%27%23%28%22%
Not Sure7%4%9%8%9%5%3%8%4%11%4%6%2%3%4%3%5%9%6%6%7%7%6%5%10%3%7%10%5%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
6Again, hypothetically speaking, if total taxpayer support of Kansas public schools was up more than 10% from 5 years ago and school districts had also used more than $400 million of state and local taxes to increase cash reserves, how much would you agree or disagree with this statement: Funding for other state agencies should be reduced in order to give more money to local school districts.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree19%14%23%17%20%21%17%18%19%21%17%14%26%10%13%17%33%23%18%24%21%14%23%20%12%13%23%14%21%
Somewhat Agree30%28%32%36%29%26%29%33%27%40%26%28%29%18%26%26%19%30%31%31%33%28%30%32%28%41%32%27%29%
Somewhat Disagree25%25%26%22%27%27%27%24%27%20%28%30%23%31%24%32%27%24%26%19%25%29%23%24%29%29%14%30%26%
Strongly Disagree19%26%12%15%18%22%23%16%23%11%23%22%20%30%31%18%16%20%19%19%13%24%17%19%23%16%19%20%19%
Not Sure7%8%6%10%7%4%4%9%4%8%6%6%2%11%5%7%5%3%7%7%8%5%7%6%8%1%11%8%5%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
7In Kansas, per-pupil spending outside of the classroom -on administration, building operations, transportation, and food service - varies among school districts, from a low of about $2,000 per-pupil to nearly $13,000 per-pupil. Thinking now just about these outside-the-classroom costs, how much do you agree or disagree with this statement: To make more money available for classroom instruction, school districts should combine some outside-the-classroom functions with other districts.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree26%28%24%28%31%21%22%30%21%27%25%33%14%20%31%17%24%25%26%23%29%24%23%24%33%17%28%22%29%
Somewhat Agree39%37%41%44%32%42%36%39%40%48%35%29%41%37%27%45%28%35%40%38%33%45%41%39%34%35%35%41%41%
Somewhat Disagree15%12%18%11%16%12%23%13%16%10%17%19%17%20%23%14%17%16%15%19%15%13%14%18%11%20%9%14%16%
Strongly Disagree13%15%12%5%15%20%16%9%18%1%19%14%27%19%15%21%31%25%11%12%15%12%13%12%16%23%16%15%9%
Not Sure7%8%5%12%6%4%4%9%4%14%3%4%1%4%4%3%0%0%8%8%8%5%8%7%5%5%12%7%5%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
8How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: Kansas state government operates pretty efficiently and makes effective use of my tax dollars.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree9%9%9%10%6%10%9%9%9%11%8%10%11%4%8%5%23%12%9%10%10%8%13%7%8%18%6%5%10%
Somewhat Agree28%24%31%27%25%28%32%26%30%31%26%32%22%22%30%23%24%35%27%30%26%28%21%35%27%30%24%30%27%
Somewhat Disagree33%36%30%37%29%31%34%34%32%34%32%30%35%26%30%34%20%32%33%35%31%33%36%30%33%31%31%28%37%
Strongly Disagree26%28%25%20%35%29%22%27%26%17%31%26%29%43%31%33%33%20%27%20%30%26%25%24%29%21%33%29%23%
Not Sure4%4%4%6%4%3%3%5%3%7%3%1%3%5%1%5%0%0%5%5%4%4%5%4%3%0%5%7%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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
9Kansas General Fund spending in 2012 was about $1.5 billion more than in 2005, or about 31% more. According to 2012 estimates, Kansas spent more per-resident than 31 other states and 26% more per-resident than the states with no income tax. Should Kansas General Fund spending be increased? Decreased? Or remain the same
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Increased20%19%21%21%23%18%17%22%18%25%18%15%21%14%8%16%48%26%19%18%23%19%17%22%24%32%21%22%15%
Decreased43%49%38%36%43%52%43%39%48%38%46%50%37%46%61%35%21%36%44%41%47%40%40%45%45%40%46%43%43%
Remain The Same28%26%30%31%23%27%32%27%29%25%29%33%31%26%25%38%26%30%28%29%23%31%33%25%28%24%22%21%36%
Not Sure9%7%11%12%11%4%8%12%5%12%7%3%11%14%6%11%5%8%9%12%7%9%11%9%4%5%11%14%6%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
10How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: Kansas state government could run 5% to 10% more efficiently than it does now.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree51%55%48%48%57%56%44%52%51%49%53%63%41%56%65%50%33%44%53%51%58%46%47%55%52%59%61%46%49%
Somewhat Agree32%29%35%38%26%28%36%32%31%38%29%24%38%20%20%32%37%38%31%33%23%39%33%33%29%35%26%34%32%
Somewhat Disagree8%8%8%9%4%7%13%7%10%8%8%8%9%7%7%8%8%9%8%7%11%6%11%6%7%5%7%7%9%
Strongly Disagree3%4%3%2%5%3%3%3%3%0%5%2%8%5%5%2%12%4%3%3%4%3%3%2%5%0%2%5%3%
Not Sure5%5%5%4%8%5%4%6%5%5%6%3%5%11%2%8%11%5%5%6%4%6%5%3%7%1%3%7%6%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
11Property taxes increased 99% between 1997 and 2011, nearly 3 times the rate of inflation. What is most to blame for that increase? Over or inefficient spending by cities, counties and school districts? Improvements in services? Unfunded mandates? Or other circumstances beyond their control?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Inefficient Spending51%52%50%48%52%51%57%50%53%48%53%63%47%45%68%46%25%45%52%56%55%46%54%50%47%51%54%50%51%
Improvements In Services12%8%15%13%15%10%6%14%9%16%10%6%14%6%4%14%7%25%10%13%10%12%9%15%10%24%13%9%10%
Unfunded Mandates14%16%13%9%11%20%20%10%20%7%18%18%14%27%19%21%15%8%15%13%11%18%12%14%18%18%15%17%12%
Other Circumstances11%15%7%13%12%9%9%13%9%10%12%6%13%17%3%13%28%10%11%6%14%11%12%10%13%1%11%10%14%
Not Sure12%9%15%17%10%10%8%14%9%19%8%8%12%5%6%6%24%13%11%12%10%13%13%10%13%7%7%15%13%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
12Are property taxes too high? Too low? Or about right?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Too High69%70%67%57%78%74%70%66%72%68%69%78%64%66%84%64%44%59%70%75%71%63%70%67%68%67%72%69%68%
Too Low3%4%3%3%3%3%5%3%4%3%4%2%7%2%3%2%8%4%3%2%3%4%3%4%3%3%5%2%4%
Just About Right22%21%22%28%14%21%24%22%22%21%22%19%26%21%12%25%44%35%20%15%19%29%22%22%24%28%19%19%23%
Not Sure6%5%7%12%5%2%1%9%2%7%5%2%4%10%1%9%4%2%6%8%7%4%5%7%6%1%4%11%5%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%24%27%18%55%45%33%67%43%29%27%43%40%12%13%86%22%35%43%37%40%23%11%18%27%44%
 
 
13What should first be done in order to lower property taxes? Cities, counties and school districts should provide the same services at lower costs? Cities, counties and school districts should eliminate non-essential services? State government should reduce spending on other services to give more money to cities, counties and school districts? State government should raise taxes to give more money to cities, counties and school districts? Or something else?
344 Who Think Property Taxes Are Too HighAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?EducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Same Services At Lower Costs21%23%20%14%26%18%30%20%23%14%25%25%30%25%28%17%55%17%22%26%20%20%23%22%20%26%15%27%19%
Eliminate Non-essential Services36%36%37%30%28%45%43%29%44%31%39%49%30%27%43%37%18%38%36%37%38%35%31%43%35%27%46%28%40%
Reduce Spending On Other Services22%21%23%31%21%21%12%26%18%33%17%12%28%13%12%22%17%13%23%14%22%27%21%18%31%25%14%32%19%
Raise Taxes5%4%6%6%4%4%5%5%4%2%6%3%4%13%3%12%0%11%4%9%2%5%7%4%3%4%8%5%4%
Other10%11%8%8%14%7%9%11%8%8%11%9%8%17%14%6%10%20%9%11%12%5%11%8%8%15%9%2%13%
Not Sure6%6%6%11%6%4%1%8%3%14%2%2%0%6%1%6%0%0%7%3%7%7%8%4%2%3%9%7%5%
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%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Think Property Taxes Are Too High100%50%50%26%27%28%18%53%47%33%67%47%26%25%51%36%7%11%88%24%36%39%38%39%23%11%19%27%43%
 
 
 All Questions Crosstabbed By All Questions
 
1How much state funding do you think Kansas school districts currently receive per pupil each year from JUST the state of Kansas? Less than $4,000 per pupil? Between $4,000 and $5,000? Between $5,000 and $6,000? Or more than $6,000 per pupil?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
<$4,00044%-----74%37%10%15%7%56%45%37%27%24%47%51%30%27%31%45%48%41%36%61%54%43%41%40%43%44%44%51%41%30%32%41%43%51%47%50%40%44%47%47%40%41%58%31%48%39%43%32%43%44%62%33%71%44%45%50%47%42%21%
4,000-$5,00025%-----20%41%26%4%6%27%29%29%15%18%35%24%23%6%5%29%25%34%22%4%25%24%34%19%22%23%28%25%27%17%25%30%28%19%13%23%25%35%7%24%28%36%14%10%23%20%29%46%18%24%19%33%14%26%23%25%27%24%26%
5,000-$6,00010%-----2%14%23%9%10%7%3%13%22%11%6%11%23%24%9%12%6%10%15%2%8%11%9%13%4%12%8%11%11%8%14%14%6%10%0%7%12%10%8%10%9%11%22%6%10%6%11%6%15%11%13%7%0%8%12%13%12%15%8%
>$6,00013%-----1%8%36%71%0%4%12%20%31%0%9%12%21%42%15%7%12%10%22%2%7%12%12%22%6%15%11%9%20%3%23%8%13%15%6%14%16%7%12%14%11%3%6%24%13%29%10%6%3%13%4%16%2%19%14%3%14%17%14%
Not Sure8%-----3%1%4%2%77%6%10%2%4%46%3%3%4%0%40%7%8%6%5%31%5%11%3%6%26%5%8%3%1%42%6%6%9%6%34%6%7%5%26%5%11%9%0%29%6%7%6%11%20%7%2%11%12%4%6%9%0%2%31%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
2How much funding per pupil do you think Kansas school districts currently receive from ALL taxpayer sources per year, including State, Federal and Local taxpayers? Less than $6,000 per pupil? Between $6,000 and $9,000? Between $9,000 and $12,000? Or more than $12,000 per pupil?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
<$6,00039%66%31%8%3%13%-----56%44%18%24%20%49%36%31%33%20%49%43%30%34%47%65%37%32%24%43%34%39%43%44%40%33%40%35%43%51%46%33%41%45%42%37%48%15%29%42%36%37%31%42%40%43%33%54%43%39%51%17%37%12%
$6,000-$9,00032%27%51%45%20%3%-----23%37%50%33%14%32%43%28%6%19%23%32%49%29%12%15%39%41%34%11%38%36%35%22%7%38%34%34%30%12%31%31%40%17%30%38%36%22%16%30%29%42%46%21%32%19%35%31%25%34%30%58%36%28%
$9,000-$12,00014%3%15%33%40%8%-----10%8%25%21%10%11%16%24%33%9%19%11%11%20%6%10%7%19%22%17%15%13%13%18%10%11%15%12%17%10%5%20%11%19%15%10%8%44%26%17%14%15%9%7%15%19%13%9%19%15%9%14%12%21%
>$12,0007%2%1%6%37%1%-----4%4%7%19%2%5%4%11%28%11%2%5%5%13%5%2%6%4%16%5%7%5%5%13%6%14%4%7%7%0%11%10%1%0%9%4%0%19%0%7%14%1%4%5%6%9%8%0%11%7%1%0%13%3%
Not Sure8%1%2%8%0%75%-----7%7%0%3%54%3%1%6%0%41%7%8%5%4%31%8%10%4%3%24%6%7%3%4%36%4%7%12%2%28%7%6%7%19%4%11%8%0%29%4%7%6%10%25%7%9%11%5%1%5%9%11%2%37%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
3Over the last 5 years, do you think per-pupil school district funding from the State, Federal Government and local property taxes has gone down by more than 10%? Has remained about the same? Has gone up by less than 5%? Or has gone up by about 10%?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Down By 10%39%49%40%29%14%28%55%28%28%21%36%-----51%30%30%9%27%66%45%29%25%26%64%34%34%30%32%43%34%38%46%40%37%37%45%36%33%51%32%39%46%40%39%30%53%31%38%40%38%34%48%38%68%38%39%27%32%50%38%48%46%
Remained Same22%22%25%7%21%27%24%25%12%14%20%-----20%21%38%8%20%18%23%23%18%36%7%26%29%19%23%18%22%26%21%26%20%23%16%28%22%19%20%28%16%20%21%36%21%22%20%17%27%35%14%20%20%27%20%23%23%14%22%12%21%
Up By Less Than 5%19%16%22%25%30%4%9%30%34%20%0%-----18%30%15%10%6%9%19%29%21%6%16%20%24%22%2%19%23%20%16%6%12%24%23%14%9%12%23%19%15%18%22%16%20%16%22%20%19%8%17%20%9%15%34%29%16%22%10%18%14%
Up By 10%15%9%9%32%36%8%9%15%22%43%5%-----9%17%15%67%17%5%12%13%28%2%9%13%10%29%10%18%15%13%14%3%29%11%12%19%3%13%19%11%7%20%12%1%4%7%16%23%12%7%8%17%4%11%2%20%20%8%30%22%3%
Not Sure6%3%4%7%0%34%3%3%4%2%40%-----1%2%2%4%30%2%2%5%7%30%3%7%4%0%32%3%6%3%4%24%1%5%6%3%34%5%6%3%16%3%6%17%2%24%4%0%3%15%12%5%0%9%5%0%9%5%0%0%16%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
4Many school districts have used some of their state and local tax dollars to increase their cash reserves. Since 2005, how much do you think Kansas school districts have increased their cash reserves? Less than $50 million? Between $50 and $250 million? Between $250 and $400 million? Or more than $400 million?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
<$50 Million47%50%63%30%34%16%58%46%37%33%18%61%44%44%29%12%-----62%48%51%37%22%59%46%48%39%30%45%45%47%56%41%41%45%51%47%35%48%40%60%35%49%47%40%63%19%44%55%50%56%34%45%73%48%47%36%44%53%57%62%12%
$50-$250 Million28%33%26%30%25%9%26%37%31%17%2%22%27%43%32%12%-----26%27%31%30%18%22%31%29%28%26%33%30%32%17%10%25%31%29%24%25%26%34%19%29%28%24%33%24%40%31%21%27%26%21%28%21%25%37%36%31%24%21%11%33%
$250-$400 Million9%6%8%20%14%4%7%8%15%14%6%7%15%7%9%3%-----8%7%8%10%15%11%8%7%11%6%6%8%12%16%4%16%9%4%12%3%13%8%8%1%8%11%9%10%3%7%8%14%4%15%9%6%11%2%10%6%9%15%13%8%
>$400 Million3%2%1%8%10%0%3%1%7%13%0%1%1%2%14%2%-----1%1%0%10%2%1%0%4%8%2%8%2%2%2%0%0%2%2%7%0%1%5%3%0%5%1%3%0%0%5%0%1%2%1%4%0%1%0%8%5%3%0%0%0%
Not Sure14%10%2%13%16%70%7%8%9%22%73%10%13%4%16%71%-----4%16%9%14%44%7%15%11%14%37%10%16%6%9%46%17%13%14%10%38%12%13%10%35%10%16%15%2%39%12%16%8%12%29%14%0%16%14%11%14%11%6%13%47%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
5Hypothetically speaking, if total taxpayer support of Kansas public schools was up more than10% from 5 years ago and school districts had also used more than $400 million of state and local taxes to increase cash reserves, how much would you agree or disagree with the following statement: I would personally be willing to pay higher taxes to give more money to local school districts.
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Strongly Agree16%17%19%20%9%14%20%12%22%4%14%28%14%8%6%5%22%15%15%7%4%-----30%15%15%5%19%18%14%16%27%4%23%20%14%14%14%38%9%12%18%14%15%20%39%24%9%21%28%32%16%11%51%26%26%10%9%12%37%11%0%
Somewhat Agree31%34%30%19%29%31%34%31%24%25%33%36%32%30%25%11%32%30%26%9%36%-----41%41%30%13%12%26%39%27%17%38%52%38%32%16%26%40%24%37%22%24%45%36%19%11%26%49%20%35%43%25%23%46%42%16%15%41%46%32%44%
Somewhat Disagree22%20%29%22%17%15%16%33%17%17%15%16%23%33%20%20%24%25%20%0%14%-----10%27%34%14%4%17%26%32%15%9%18%19%29%19%12%9%26%25%23%21%22%25%20%23%22%18%33%17%15%25%27%15%11%24%32%16%13%21%26%
Strongly Disagree25%20%21%36%43%15%21%22%34%49%12%16%21%27%48%31%19%26%27%80%25%-----18%12%17%62%23%37%16%20%35%16%6%22%20%42%7%9%38%19%11%35%12%15%19%13%37%9%15%9%12%32%0%8%7%47%41%22%4%26%3%
Not Sure7%9%1%1%1%25%8%2%3%5%26%4%11%2%1%34%3%4%11%4%21%-----1%5%4%6%42%2%6%5%6%32%2%1%6%10%41%5%3%7%26%5%6%5%2%29%6%2%4%7%14%7%0%5%13%4%4%9%0%10%28%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
6Again, hypothetically speaking, if total taxpayer support of Kansas public schools was up more than 10% from 5 years ago and school districts had also used more than $400 million of state and local taxes to increase cash reserves, how much would you agree or disagree with this statement: Funding for other state agencies should be reduced in order to give more money to local school districts.
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Strongly Agree19%23%18%16%10%13%31%9%13%6%19%31%6%15%12%11%24%15%23%6%10%35%25%8%14%2%-----29%16%15%18%4%36%21%16%16%6%32%16%18%5%21%20%10%15%3%22%26%13%11%11%19%25%18%11%20%16%33%27%10%0%
Somewhat Agree30%29%28%33%29%41%29%37%16%27%40%27%36%31%27%36%30%34%27%3%34%28%40%38%14%24%-----20%38%37%21%28%43%33%32%22%27%34%28%32%27%25%37%47%8%26%25%50%33%31%32%29%31%34%36%22%30%35%14%30%32%
Somewhat Disagree25%24%34%24%25%10%21%32%34%15%13%22%34%31%18%16%26%26%22%35%20%24%24%40%18%15%-----23%28%31%22%13%16%33%27%22%9%15%25%30%33%23%26%27%54%30%24%17%30%32%27%24%34%29%19%29%24%21%31%14%38%
Strongly Disagree19%17%14%24%33%15%12%20%29%47%8%15%16%22%38%0%16%19%23%51%19%6%8%12%48%16%-----24%16%11%31%13%5%10%19%34%13%7%28%16%11%26%11%10%24%12%25%7%16%12%15%22%10%13%9%27%25%10%20%42%1%
Not Sure7%6%6%2%3%21%7%2%8%5%21%5%7%1%5%37%4%6%4%4%18%8%3%1%6%43%-----4%2%5%9%43%0%3%7%6%45%12%3%3%23%5%6%5%0%28%4%0%8%15%15%5%0%7%25%2%6%2%8%4%28%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
7In Kansas, per-pupil spending outside of the classroom -on administration, building operations, transportation, and food service - varies among school districts, from a low of about $2,000 per-pupil to nearly $13,000 per-pupil. Thinking now just about these outside-the-classroom costs, how much do you agree or disagree with this statement: To make more money available for classroom instruction, school districts should combine some outside-the-classroom functions with other districts.
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Strongly Agree26%26%24%31%32%17%23%30%27%28%21%29%21%25%32%13%25%30%17%64%18%29%22%20%39%9%41%17%23%33%16%-----30%26%28%25%4%28%31%19%18%34%18%17%17%18%32%28%16%19%18%28%17%22%21%30%31%24%11%30%28%
Somewhat Agree39%40%43%33%35%39%39%43%37%28%35%34%40%47%41%41%38%42%34%21%45%34%49%46%26%33%33%49%44%33%11%-----42%42%45%31%19%38%35%47%39%34%49%36%35%36%37%52%38%44%34%37%39%51%22%33%39%48%28%31%19%
Somewhat Disagree15%17%14%16%11%6%16%16%14%12%6%14%18%15%13%9%15%17%21%8%6%14%13%22%12%11%12%18%18%9%11%-----5%18%11%19%15%9%13%21%16%12%16%27%28%7%16%10%25%10%8%14%23%13%23%18%14%10%29%14%8%
Strongly Disagree13%12%14%14%21%2%15%9%17%25%6%16%13%11%12%9%16%8%25%7%8%22%7%9%19%13%13%9%11%22%18%-----22%11%9%20%0%20%16%8%2%15%11%9%20%14%12%10%17%18%12%13%19%12%16%17%11%11%25%20%3%
Not Sure7%5%5%5%2%35%7%2%5%6%31%7%8%2%2%29%6%2%3%0%23%2%8%3%5%33%1%6%3%5%44%-----0%3%8%4%61%5%5%4%26%5%6%10%0%25%3%2%4%10%28%8%3%2%18%2%6%6%6%6%42%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
8How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: Kansas state government operates pretty efficiently and makes effective use of my tax dollars.
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Strongly Agree9%6%9%13%16%6%7%11%7%19%5%9%8%6%18%2%8%8%17%0%11%13%15%7%2%2%17%13%6%3%0%10%10%3%15%0%-----17%6%10%0%8%9%21%8%5%5%17%9%18%11%7%0%19%0%7%8%5%5%2%16%
Somewhat Agree28%26%33%40%17%20%29%29%29%18%23%26%29%35%21%26%27%31%29%16%25%34%34%25%24%4%31%30%36%15%12%28%30%34%23%10%-----31%26%33%13%23%37%21%17%34%24%35%32%35%26%24%22%36%38%29%30%17%31%18%1%
Somewhat Disagree33%32%36%21%35%36%29%35%28%34%50%38%24%39%26%32%36%34%17%22%34%28%34%43%27%29%27%35%34%32%35%35%38%24%22%37%-----30%33%35%28%28%41%42%30%16%30%39%36%17%50%35%42%29%20%34%27%45%20%45%45%
Strongly Disagree26%31%20%26%30%19%29%24%32%30%7%24%34%19%34%16%27%23%36%62%18%22%13%23%45%39%23%19%23%47%24%26%21%34%40%16%-----21%32%18%35%37%10%13%39%31%38%8%20%24%3%30%29%15%23%28%31%31%40%34%20%
Not Sure4%4%2%0%2%18%5%1%3%0%15%3%4%2%1%24%3%4%1%0%11%4%3%2%1%26%1%4%2%3%28%1%2%4%0%37%-----1%2%3%24%4%3%3%6%15%3%2%4%6%10%4%7%1%20%2%4%1%4%2%18%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
9Kansas General Fund spending in 2012 was about $1.5 billion more than in 2005, or about 31% more. According to 2012 estimates, Kansas spent more per-resident than 31 other states and 26% more per-resident than the states with no income tax. Should Kansas General Fund spending be increased? Decreased? Or remain the same
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Increased20%23%18%15%22%16%24%19%7%32%19%26%18%12%17%17%20%19%31%8%17%47%26%8%7%15%34%23%12%7%36%22%19%12%30%15%38%22%18%16%5%----17%19%32%21%36%10%41%27%31%25%12%53%33%41%14%10%11%30%16%6%
Decreased43%40%42%52%54%39%37%42%60%63%34%35%39%53%57%45%37%52%41%68%41%23%34%51%67%20%36%40%43%64%18%52%38%38%52%33%31%40%44%53%22%----55%34%21%48%14%58%33%31%18%27%54%8%24%7%60%64%49%9%65%9%
Remain The Same28%28%38%27%16%16%30%34%21%5%26%28%36%28%21%14%36%20%27%24%20%21%34%32%21%31%27%29%33%24%15%21%33%41%17%18%31%33%30%19%22%----22%38%41%3%20%25%22%34%42%26%27%20%37%14%19%23%35%57%17%34%
Not Sure9%10%3%7%8%29%10%5%12%0%22%11%7%7%4%24%7%9%1%0%22%10%6%10%4%35%2%8%12%5%31%6%9%9%1%34%0%4%8%12%51%----5%10%6%28%30%7%4%8%9%22%7%19%5%37%7%3%5%4%3%51%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
10How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: Kansas state government could run 5% to 10% more efficiently than it does now.
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Strongly Agree51%55%49%50%58%30%55%48%54%71%26%53%47%49%69%23%54%52%45%80%38%45%40%50%74%43%58%43%46%70%42%67%45%42%57%38%43%43%44%72%50%44%66%41%32%-----69%39%45%30%17%60%32%33%36%67%69%55%36%53%25%
Somewhat Agree32%29%36%30%29%42%30%38%22%19%46%32%31%36%27%31%32%28%41%11%38%30%47%32%16%28%34%39%33%18%30%22%40%34%27%30%32%43%40%13%20%30%25%43%35%-----21%47%30%35%62%28%29%40%50%21%25%33%40%42%23%
Somewhat Disagree8%8%11%9%2%9%10%9%4%0%8%6%13%7%1%23%7%10%8%8%9%10%10%9%5%6%4%13%9%4%6%5%7%15%6%12%19%6%10%4%6%13%4%12%6%-----3%10%16%18%6%6%22%14%2%4%4%6%10%3%25%
Strongly Disagree3%4%2%7%1%0%1%2%10%9%0%4%3%3%1%1%5%3%4%0%1%8%2%3%3%1%3%1%7%4%0%2%3%6%5%0%3%2%3%5%5%3%4%0%10%-----3%1%5%4%4%2%11%6%0%6%0%4%6%0%0%
Not Sure5%4%2%3%10%19%4%3%10%0%19%4%5%4%3%22%2%7%2%0%15%8%2%5%3%23%1%4%6%3%22%4%5%2%5%20%3%6%3%6%18%9%2%4%18%-----3%3%4%13%11%4%6%7%12%3%2%3%8%1%27%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%12%14%11%12%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
11Property taxes increased 99% between 1997 and 2011, nearly 3 times the rate of inflation. What is most to blame for that increase? Over or inefficient spending by cities, counties and school districts? Improvements in services? Unfunded mandates? Or other circumstances beyond their control?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Inefficient Spending51%56%46%52%54%36%54%48%61%58%27%50%47%58%58%39%49%58%40%85%45%27%43%52%77%50%60%42%49%68%31%63%48%54%48%25%27%44%47%74%38%25%69%46%41%68%34%22%49%31%-----64%14%24%28%76%73%61%10%51%39%
Improvements In Services12%10%9%7%26%9%11%10%11%25%11%12%9%12%18%0%14%9%11%0%13%15%19%10%4%4%16%19%8%4%0%12%15%8%8%3%22%15%14%4%5%24%9%9%5%9%17%15%2%7%-----9%27%21%0%9%10%9%15%7%0%
Unfunded Mandates14%14%17%16%12%11%13%18%15%2%11%14%18%14%12%8%16%14%23%4%8%24%9%22%9%10%10%16%17%12%17%9%14%24%18%8%15%16%16%11%13%19%10%17%13%12%14%29%22%10%-----12%23%18%20%9%10%11%54%17%0%
Other Circumstances11%8%20%7%5%15%9%16%7%6%14%10%18%5%6%28%13%10%6%8%9%22%13%9%4%11%7%11%14%7%25%8%12%7%15%16%22%14%6%10%17%17%5%17%11%7%12%25%13%27%-----7%23%24%10%4%3%7%11%7%28%
Not Sure12%12%8%18%3%29%13%8%6%8%38%15%8%11%6%25%9%9%20%2%24%12%17%8%6%25%7%12%12%9%27%8%10%6%11%48%14%11%18%1%28%15%7%11%30%4%23%9%14%25%-----9%13%13%42%1%5%12%10%17%33%
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%69%3%22%6%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
12Are property taxes too high? Too low? Or about right?
500 AdultsAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Too High69%70%66%79%70%59%70%69%72%68%61%67%64%71%82%62%66%70%69%94%69%46%57%78%91%70%71%65%66%81%56%75%65%66%68%77%53%61%73%79%62%42%86%65%56%80%61%50%51%54%86%53%58%41%51%----100%100%100%100%100%100%
Too Low3%5%3%5%1%1%4%2%5%5%4%6%3%2%1%0%5%3%2%0%0%11%3%4%0%0%5%4%5%2%0%2%3%5%5%2%0%3%5%4%6%9%1%3%8%2%3%9%11%4%1%8%6%7%4%----------
Just About Right22%16%28%16%28%31%19%24%20%27%31%21%28%17%17%33%23%19%27%6%25%34%33%15%8%18%21%25%25%15%23%19%28%19%20%6%47%29%19%12%5%37%12%29%12%14%27%39%38%29%10%39%28%47%25%----------
Not Sure6%9%3%0%1%9%8%6%4%0%4%6%5%10%1%5%6%8%1%0%6%9%8%3%2%12%3%7%4%3%21%5%3%9%7%15%0%8%3%5%27%12%1%3%24%4%9%1%0%13%3%0%8%5%20%----------
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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%44%25%10%13%8%39%32%14%7%8%39%22%19%15%6%47%28%9%3%14%16%31%22%25%7%19%30%25%19%7%26%39%15%13%7%9%28%33%26%4%20%43%28%9%51%32%8%3%5%51%12%14%11%12%21%36%22%5%10%6%
 
 
13What should first be done in order to lower property taxes? Cities, counties and school districts should provide the same services at lower costs? Cities, counties and school districts should eliminate non-essential services? State government should reduce spending on other services to give more money to cities, counties and school districts? State government should raise taxes to give more money to cities, counties and school districts? Or something else?
344 Who Think Property Taxes Are Too HighAllKS Funding Per PupilFunding All SourcesFunding Over Last 5 YrsIncreased ReservesPay Higher Taxes StatementReduce Agency Funding StatementCombine StatementOperates Efficiently StatementGeneral Fund SpendingCould Run Better StatementBlame For IncreaseProperty TaxesTo Lower Property Taxes
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.4%<$4,0004,000-$55,000-$6>$6,000Not Sure<$6,000$6,000-$$9,000-$>$12,000Not SureDown By RemainedUp By LeUp By 10Not Sure<$50 Mil$50-$250$250-$40>$400 MiNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureIncreaseDecreaseRemain TNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureInefficiImprovemUnfundedOther CiNot SureToo HighToo LowJust AboNot SureSame SerEliminatReduce SRaise TaOtherNot Sure
Same Services At Lower Costs21%21%22%14%31%11%23%17%28%36%4%15%25%31%25%0%17%27%23%40%16%20%13%21%31%12%21%16%25%26%9%23%19%26%28%7%22%25%21%19%9%25%24%15%20%24%16%15%48%14%25%22%16%14%2%21%0%0%0%------
Eliminate Non-essential Services36%37%34%39%40%30%36%38%37%39%27%31%42%29%43%60%36%40%24%44%36%30%21%48%46%20%29%38%35%42%39%40%38%35%29%31%40%46%28%37%43%29%43%32%16%42%32%25%4%22%41%39%30%18%20%36%0%0%0%------
Reduce Spending On Other Services22%25%23%25%5%29%29%20%14%3%27%29%16%25%11%22%26%18%24%16%17%25%35%15%15%29%38%27%18%9%7%19%29%15%18%18%17%16%28%22%9%20%20%29%16%20%26%21%37%14%21%23%19%24%30%22%0%0%0%------
Raise Taxes5%5%5%5%5%0%2%9%4%0%8%5%5%2%8%0%6%4%8%0%2%16%9%3%1%0%7%2%6%4%7%2%4%10%9%4%4%6%3%6%6%12%1%10%3%3%7%9%11%9%1%8%21%8%6%5%0%0%0%------
Other10%9%9%13%13%3%9%11%8%19%3%12%6%9%12%0%13%4%15%0%9%9%12%8%8%14%5%10%6%18%7%10%8%10%15%7%3%7%13%11%4%12%12%6%4%9%15%5%0%3%8%8%14%10%19%10%0%0%0%------
Not Sure6%3%6%4%6%27%2%5%8%3%31%7%6%4%1%18%2%7%6%0%20%0%10%6%1%24%0%7%9%0%31%6%3%4%1%33%13%0%8%4%29%3%1%8%42%3%5%25%0%38%4%0%0%26%22%6%0%0%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%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%0%0%
Composition of Who Think Property Taxes Are Too High100%44%24%11%13%7%40%32%15%6%7%38%20%20%17%5%45%28%9%4%14%11%25%25%32%7%19%29%24%22%5%28%37%14%13%8%7%24%35%30%4%12%54%27%7%60%28%6%2%4%64%9%12%7%9%100%0%0%0%