Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20462
 
1Are you the parent of a school-aged child?
830 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes36%34%38%35%74%17%5%54%12%35%27%58%**38%35%36%44%32%33%33%41%35%
No63%66%60%65%25%82%92%46%86%64%73%42%**61%63%64%55%67%65%66%58%65%
Total100%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%29%28%25%18%57%43%81%5%8%5%50%27%19%40%39%13%51%35%13%
 
 
2When would you want to be notified if a gun was found on the property of your child's school? Immediately, no matter what the circumstance? Only in the event the children were in serious danger? Or would sending correspondence home with your child after school be enough?
300 ParentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Immediately62%47%75%63%64%47%**64%52%61%**75%**67%54%55%63%61%54%50%81%49%
Serious Danger27%40%16%16%28%49%**24%44%30%**2%**25%25%41%24%29%34%33%16%39%
Correspondence Enough9%11%8%21%6%2%**11%3%8%**24%**8%19%3%13%7%8%17%1%10%
Not Sure1%2%1%0%2%2%**1%1%2%**0%**1%2%1%0%3%3%0%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%46%54%28%58%12%2%86%14%79%4%13%3%53%26%19%48%34%12%47%40%13%
 
 
3When would you want to be notified if your child's school was put on lockdown?
300 ParentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Immediately78%76%79%64%83%83%**77%84%80%**75%**88%59%71%78%80%70%70%92%63%
Serious Danger18%15%21%25%16%14%**19%13%19%**2%**12%26%29%14%18%30%23%7%37%
Correspondence Enough4%9%0%11%1%3%**4%3%1%**24%**0%15%0%7%1%0%8%1%0%
Not Sure0%---------------------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%46%54%28%58%12%2%86%14%79%4%13%3%53%26%19%48%34%12%47%40%13%
 
 
4Do you think schools should? Or should not? have a policy in place regarding who to notify when a gun is found on school property?
300 ParentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Should90%89%91%92%92%81%**92%80%92%**94%**94%85%85%94%88%77%93%91%77%
Should Not4%2%7%8%2%5%**4%6%2%**6%**3%7%4%3%1%20%0%6%14%
Not Sure6%10%2%0%6%14%**4%14%7%**0%**3%8%11%3%11%3%7%3%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%46%54%28%58%12%2%86%14%79%4%13%3%53%26%19%48%34%12%47%40%13%
 
 
5Does your child's school practice "lockdown" drills?
300 ParentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes65%56%72%49%78%42%**69%42%65%**72%**73%55%62%62%70%59%73%59%56%
No19%19%19%36%9%28%**18%28%15%**27%**15%34%10%21%14%30%13%22%32%
Not Sure16%25%9%15%13%30%**14%30%20%**1%**12%11%28%17%15%10%15%19%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%46%54%28%58%12%2%86%14%79%4%13%3%53%26%19%48%34%12%47%40%13%
 
 
6How confident are you that local schools are doing everything they can to keep children safe while in school? Very confident? Somewhat confident? Not very confident? Or not at all confident?
300 ParentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Very32%36%29%24%36%32%**32%33%38%**4%**30%34%31%21%49%25%45%19%28%
Somewhat38%33%43%43%35%43%**38%42%45%**9%**41%34%42%38%36%49%35%42%40%
Not Very22%25%20%19%25%17%**23%16%12%**87%**23%24%19%36%12%6%19%29%12%
Not At All7%6%7%14%3%8%**7%7%6%**0%**5%7%7%6%2%19%1%9%19%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%**0%1%0%**0%**0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%46%54%28%58%12%2%86%14%79%4%13%3%53%26%19%48%34%12%47%40%13%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.