Results of SurveyUSA Mkt Research Study #20230
 
500 adults from the entire state of Kansas were interviewed by SurveyUSA 01/24/13 through 01/27/13, 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.
 
1Some local governments in Kansas are meeting with local chambers of commerce, representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, and other groups to work together to plan how local communities should develop... sometimes called "sustainable communities." How do you respond to this statement: Local governments should work with the EPA and other local groups to plan my community as a "sustainable community." Do you ... strongly agree? Somewhat agree? Somewhat disagree? Or strongly disagree?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree35%36%35%44%36%33%24%40%29%37%34%23%51%37%22%42%51%50%33%49%34%27%33%42%32%35%41%40%26%31%39%
Somewhat Agree40%38%42%42%37%37%49%39%42%48%37%44%33%42%40%42%34%36%42%31%41%52%38%36%45%41%34%28%50%38%41%
Somewhat Disagree8%7%9%4%7%13%9%6%12%3%11%15%5%5%12%7%3%10%8%2%9%6%8%10%7%9%8%10%4%11%8%
Strongly Disagree11%15%7%2%13%14%15%8%14%2%15%16%3%12%22%4%6%2%12%11%11%6%15%10%8%10%15%18%8%14%8%
Not Sure6%4%7%8%7%3%3%8%3%11%3%3%8%4%3%5%6%1%6%6%5%10%7%2%7%6%3%4%13%5%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
2The funding for those "sustainable community" development plans mainly comes from federal tax dollars and is supplemented by local tax dollars. How do you respond to this statement: I want my federal and local tax dollars to be used to develop plans for having "sustainable communities."
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree30%32%28%42%28%25%22%35%24%30%30%16%39%38%18%36%47%46%27%48%28%29%24%36%29%26%36%29%23%26%34%
Somewhat Agree35%28%41%32%33%38%36%33%37%42%31%35%40%32%32%39%36%33%36%38%35%35%40%30%38%34%31%31%38%34%35%
Somewhat Disagree16%17%15%15%16%15%21%15%17%15%17%21%12%11%17%14%9%10%17%5%18%23%13%14%17%19%12%15%16%12%18%
Strongly Disagree16%20%12%9%17%20%19%13%20%7%21%26%5%17%30%10%4%8%17%8%17%8%21%17%12%18%19%22%14%25%11%
Not Sure3%3%3%2%6%2%2%4%2%6%2%3%5%2%3%1%5%2%3%1%3%5%2%3%5%3%1%3%9%2%2%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
A state court has effectively ordered legislators to increase school funding by $443 million, which would also automatically increase local property taxes by another $154 million. Regardless of whether you believe schools are adequately funded, how would you respond to this statement: It is appropriate for the courts to have final say on decisions of how much taxpayer money is spent on education.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree20%22%18%20%21%20%19%20%20%21%19%21%20%20%14%23%31%41%16%18%20%21%14%24%21%15%25%20%10%23%22%
Somewhat Agree24%21%28%31%26%18%22%28%19%29%22%18%30%22%17%27%24%21%25%26%24%32%23%21%26%28%19%27%29%20%24%
Somewhat Disagree23%21%25%28%26%16%20%27%18%30%19%21%25%25%22%24%24%21%23%27%22%22%25%22%26%18%24%26%18%16%27%
Strongly Disagree31%34%28%22%24%45%38%23%42%17%38%39%22%31%45%24%17%17%33%28%32%25%35%32%26%36%31%27%38%39%26%
Not Sure2%2%1%0%4%2%1%2%1%3%1%1%3%2%1%1%5%1%2%0%2%0%3%2%1%3%1%0%5%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%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
And how would you respond to this statement: It is appropriate for the courts to have final say on decisions of the specific way in which taxpayer money is spent on education.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree15%16%14%19%13%15%13%16%14%17%14%9%20%18%11%14%31%24%13%22%14%19%8%18%15%11%22%26%6%20%13%
Somewhat Agree25%24%26%30%26%18%25%28%21%27%24%21%30%21%14%32%22%24%26%33%24%28%28%22%22%32%21%18%30%17%29%
Somewhat Disagree26%22%30%27%30%18%29%28%23%33%22%31%26%24%29%26%23%25%26%18%27%31%28%21%33%20%24%23%27%20%29%
Strongly Disagree30%34%26%20%24%46%32%22%40%16%37%37%18%33%43%25%18%19%31%21%31%21%32%33%25%32%33%30%31%38%26%
Not Sure4%3%4%4%7%3%1%5%2%6%3%2%7%4%4%4%6%8%3%6%3%1%4%6%5%5%1%3%5%5%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
5The cost study used by the court in its finding on was conducted in 2001 and its authors acknowledge they did not take the efficient use of taxpayer money into account. How do you respond to this statement: Decisions on adequate funding of schools should be based on what it costs to hit required achievement levels while also making efficient use of taxpayer money.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree37%41%33%39%39%29%41%39%34%38%36%47%31%30%37%32%46%37%37%27%38%45%36%33%38%35%40%29%35%38%38%
Somewhat Agree37%31%43%40%31%39%38%36%38%42%34%28%45%40%31%44%34%25%40%41%37%37%39%35%40%37%30%43%43%33%35%
Somewhat Disagree11%10%11%6%11%16%9%9%13%9%11%10%8%13%10%13%7%11%10%17%10%6%11%12%6%13%11%12%7%12%11%
Strongly Disagree12%15%9%12%15%12%8%13%10%7%15%11%12%14%18%9%9%21%10%11%12%9%11%15%12%10%15%15%12%13%11%
Not Sure4%3%4%2%5%4%5%3%4%4%4%3%4%4%4%3%5%6%3%4%3%3%4%4%3%4%3%2%4%3%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
6If the Kansas Legislature is not basing school funding decisions on what it costs to hit required achievement levels and also have schools operating in a cost-effective manner, should the Legislature conduct such a study and fund schools accordingly?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Yes59%61%58%75%64%47%44%70%46%73%52%56%59%61%55%62%58%66%59%54%60%69%55%58%61%60%59%61%60%64%56%
No19%20%18%11%15%26%28%13%27%10%24%23%16%20%20%20%17%21%18%16%20%14%19%23%16%20%22%26%19%18%18%
Not Sure22%19%24%13%21%26%29%17%27%17%24%21%24%19%25%17%25%14%22%30%20%18%26%20%24%20%19%13%21%19%26%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
7The Kansas Department of Education says total taxpayer support of public education this year will be $12,738 per-pupil, a new record. Based on that, how would you respond to this statement: Kansas public schools are unfunded and should be given more money by raising taxes or reducing funding for other state services.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree18%14%22%20%19%17%14%20%16%19%17%20%20%15%22%14%22%30%16%24%18%19%21%16%19%13%24%21%16%19%18%
Somewhat Agree32%32%31%41%30%26%29%35%27%40%27%27%37%32%23%40%32%36%31%26%32%27%29%37%29%32%35%24%39%25%35%
Somewhat Disagree21%20%22%25%24%16%18%24%17%24%19%18%17%23%17%21%23%13%23%21%21%28%22%16%23%22%16%20%23%21%20%
Strongly Disagree24%29%19%13%17%36%34%15%35%9%31%33%17%23%34%19%13%13%25%25%24%23%23%24%23%27%20%33%18%30%21%
Not Sure6%5%7%2%11%5%4%6%5%8%5%2%9%6%4%7%9%8%5%4%6%4%5%7%7%6%4%3%4%6%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
8Judicial appointments to the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals are recommended by a 9-member panel; a majority of panel members must be attorneys. How would you respond to this statement: It is in citizens' best interests to have judges recommended for appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals by a majority-attorney panel.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree20%24%17%21%15%21%26%18%23%19%20%19%24%18%18%20%29%24%20%27%19%19%17%23%17%18%27%22%17%23%19%
Somewhat Agree34%34%34%44%40%22%25%42%23%43%29%31%35%32%28%33%40%40%33%37%34%34%35%33%33%38%30%31%44%19%38%
Somewhat Disagree20%15%25%16%16%26%23%16%25%17%22%20%25%19%21%21%17%16%21%17%21%20%26%15%23%15%21%20%13%25%20%
Strongly Disagree19%22%16%11%19%26%20%15%23%9%23%21%9%25%24%20%6%16%18%17%18%18%17%20%16%22%15%20%9%25%18%
Not Sure8%6%9%8%10%5%6%9%6%11%6%8%8%6%9%5%8%4%8%2%8%9%5%9%11%6%6%8%17%8%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
9In 2009, the Legislature passed a law that requires utility companies to purchase electricity generated by wind and other renewable sources. This action will cause electricity rates to increase because renewable energy is more expensive. How would you respond to this statement: Legislators should promote the use of renewable energy, even if doing so causes electricity rates to increase.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Strongly Agree19%21%16%22%16%18%19%19%18%14%21%15%23%20%8%24%30%30%17%24%18%14%14%25%14%20%25%16%13%22%19%
Somewhat Agree26%23%29%31%28%22%21%30%21%32%23%21%31%28%18%32%34%20%27%25%26%20%25%31%21%27%32%24%21%27%28%
Somewhat Disagree25%21%29%31%23%21%25%27%23%35%20%31%28%20%28%27%16%36%23%34%25%26%31%20%33%18%21%16%38%18%26%
Strongly Disagree26%32%21%12%28%36%30%20%34%15%32%31%12%27%41%16%14%12%29%15%28%36%26%20%28%28%21%42%24%27%22%
Not Sure4%3%5%4%4%3%5%4%4%4%4%2%6%5%6%1%6%2%4%1%4%4%5%3%4%6%2%2%4%6%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
10State and local governments withhold voluntary union dues from employees who join government unions, a portion of which is used by unions for political purposes. Which of these best describes what you think governments should do: Withhold the union dues, including the portion that is used for political purposes? Withhold regular membership dues only, so that employees wishing to contribute to money for political purposes would write their own personal checks? Or withhold no union dues, regardless of how the money is used?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEmployee?UnionEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KWestern Wichita Kansas CEastern
Withhold Union Dues12%13%12%14%11%12%14%12%13%13%12%14%17%9%11%10%25%19%11%14%12%7%8%20%9%11%20%20%14%12%10%
Regular Membership Dues Only39%28%50%46%38%39%30%42%36%50%34%35%45%39%34%44%41%42%39%53%38%47%47%29%48%38%30%25%49%32%43%
Withhold No Union Dues30%40%20%23%28%29%44%25%35%20%35%41%19%30%42%28%16%17%32%23%30%22%27%36%22%30%38%35%22%42%25%
Not Sure19%19%18%17%23%19%12%20%16%18%19%9%19%22%12%17%19%21%18%10%20%25%18%16%20%22%12%19%15%14%22%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%27%29%27%17%56%44%33%67%31%28%36%33%43%17%16%81%10%88%25%33%42%39%35%26%12%17%24%47%
 
 
 All Questions Crosstabbed By All Questions
 
1Some local governments in Kansas are meeting with local chambers of commerce, representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, and other groups to work together to plan how local communities should develop... sometimes called "sustainable communities." How do you respond to this statement: Local governments should work with the EPA and other local groups to plan my community as a "sustainable community." Do you ... strongly agree? Somewhat agree? Somewhat disagree? Or strongly disagree?
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree35%-----85%26%1%3%8%62%38%33%18%22%64%46%29%17%31%39%35%21%34%37%40%26%29%64%37%27%17%43%59%34%34%22%16%66%40%26%14%53%60%34%26%37%
Somewhat Agree40%-----13%63%68%17%35%33%51%51%31%15%28%45%52%35%24%47%42%49%16%18%43%37%35%26%46%58%32%28%33%50%38%34%38%26%48%49%38%19%28%48%36%41%
Somewhat Disagree8%-----2%3%18%22%5%3%3%8%16%7%3%3%7%15%16%3%10%12%15%3%5%10%15%1%5%10%16%10%5%6%14%10%6%5%4%15%9%2%3%6%14%8%
Strongly Disagree11%-----0%2%2%58%0%1%4%2%29%0%5%0%3%30%0%8%5%15%30%12%6%23%11%4%3%5%33%2%3%5%9%32%7%2%1%4%34%6%9%6%21%4%
Not Sure6%-----0%7%9%0%52%1%4%7%6%57%0%5%9%3%29%2%7%3%5%31%4%5%9%5%8%2%3%18%1%5%5%1%33%1%7%6%5%19%0%7%4%10%
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%
Composition of Adults100%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
2The funding for those "sustainable community" development plans mainly comes from federal tax dollars and is supplemented by local tax dollars. How do you respond to this statement: I want my federal and local tax dollars to be used to develop plans for having "sustainable communities."
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree30%72%10%8%0%0%-----56%35%23%14%17%65%40%16%14%42%37%26%11%36%36%35%23%22%60%29%26%8%43%59%26%26%17%15%64%33%21%10%28%50%28%23%32%
Somewhat Agree35%25%54%11%8%43%-----27%42%54%22%5%21%37%57%24%12%32%47%44%6%10%37%28%33%24%47%40%25%20%23%48%40%25%17%27%42%46%22%30%33%46%28%22%
Somewhat Disagree16%1%27%36%4%28%-----14%14%16%19%19%10%16%20%17%8%17%15%22%16%11%15%13%21%3%19%24%17%9%9%18%18%13%29%4%17%19%22%12%8%13%15%31%
Strongly Disagree16%2%7%43%88%0%-----3%4%5%43%0%5%1%6%42%21%13%10%23%41%10%10%35%17%8%4%11%47%2%8%7%14%44%13%4%6%10%43%6%8%10%32%8%
Not Sure3%1%3%2%0%29%-----0%4%2%1%59%0%6%1%2%18%2%3%0%1%33%2%0%7%5%0%0%2%27%1%1%3%1%25%0%2%3%3%23%0%3%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
3A state court has effectively ordered legislators to increase school funding by $443 million, which would also automatically increase local property taxes by another $154 million. Regardless of whether you believe schools are adequately funded, how would you respond to this statement: It is appropriate for the courts to have final say on decisions of how much taxpayer money is spent on education.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree20%35%16%8%1%2%38%16%17%3%0%-----73%18%11%2%30%31%13%10%19%8%26%14%9%54%19%16%0%14%54%15%7%10%10%51%20%13%7%1%43%19%16%12%
Somewhat Agree24%26%31%10%8%18%28%30%22%6%34%-----18%58%23%4%3%21%33%23%10%20%28%14%22%19%33%35%9%22%17%30%33%14%19%28%29%23%20%18%38%26%12%31%
Somewhat Disagree23%21%29%21%4%28%18%35%22%7%17%-----4%20%50%10%27%18%28%28%19%13%22%18%27%15%29%31%12%27%10%35%30%11%12%10%25%36%12%51%7%26%23%25%
Strongly Disagree31%16%24%59%86%34%15%20%37%83%15%-----4%4%15%85%7%29%25%39%51%32%22%53%38%12%19%17%78%22%19%19%28%65%45%10%24%25%62%16%12%28%47%26%
Not Sure2%1%1%1%0%18%1%0%2%0%34%-----0%1%1%0%33%1%1%0%1%27%2%0%4%0%1%2%1%16%0%1%1%1%13%0%2%3%0%14%0%1%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
4And how would you respond to this statement: It is appropriate for the courts to have final say on decisions of the specific way in which taxpayer money is spent on education.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree15%28%11%6%7%0%33%9%9%4%0%56%11%3%2%0%-----22%10%12%15%4%20%11%5%43%14%13%1%3%48%7%5%12%2%42%16%6%7%0%40%11%13%10%
Somewhat Agree25%32%28%9%1%24%33%26%25%2%47%22%59%22%3%11%-----27%29%13%17%29%28%16%25%26%30%31%11%30%24%36%27%9%16%33%26%25%15%41%33%24%12%41%
Somewhat Disagree26%22%33%21%7%41%14%43%32%9%11%14%24%58%12%16%-----22%33%30%13%17%26%20%30%23%35%32%14%11%12%34%38%12%27%14%26%43%19%21%18%33%26%16%
Strongly Disagree30%15%26%56%85%14%14%21%32%79%20%2%5%13%81%0%-----26%25%41%47%26%21%52%35%7%19%21%72%23%15%22%26%65%32%11%24%22%58%23%9%26%46%26%
Not Sure4%3%2%8%0%21%6%1%2%5%23%6%0%5%1%72%-----2%3%3%8%24%4%2%5%1%2%4%2%34%1%2%5%2%23%0%8%4%1%15%0%5%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
5The cost study used by the court in its finding on was conducted in 2001 and its authors acknowledge they did not take the efficient use of taxpayer money into account. How do you respond to this statement: Decisions on adequate funding of schools should be based on what it costs to hit required achievement levels while also making efficient use of taxpayer money.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree37%41%42%16%29%13%45%33%38%29%25%57%32%29%34%14%54%39%32%32%19%-----44%26%27%55%31%34%33%33%50%41%27%32%23%42%35%37%35%29%41%45%36%19%
Somewhat Agree37%37%38%45%18%50%32%50%34%23%31%24%50%45%30%25%24%42%48%31%26%-----39%31%35%22%47%44%29%30%30%41%47%26%35%23%47%43%33%25%35%35%35%44%
Somewhat Disagree11%6%13%16%15%5%4%14%14%15%2%6%10%13%13%0%8%6%12%15%8%-----6%16%18%5%10%16%12%8%6%10%14%14%12%10%12%7%12%11%12%10%13%7%
Strongly Disagree12%11%5%22%34%12%15%2%12%31%3%12%5%10%20%7%12%8%6%19%24%-----9%26%9%15%9%5%21%9%12%8%9%20%18%18%5%10%18%6%10%8%13%20%
Not Sure4%4%2%1%4%21%5%1%3%2%40%1%3%2%4%55%1%4%2%3%23%-----2%1%11%3%3%1%4%20%2%1%3%8%13%5%1%3%3%29%2%2%3%10%
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%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
6If the Kansas Legislature is not basing school funding decisions on what it costs to hit required achievement levels and also have schools operating in a cost-effective manner, should the Legislature conduct such a study and fund schools accordingly?
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Yes59%68%64%38%36%48%70%64%56%36%48%77%69%59%41%53%80%67%60%42%62%71%63%35%43%29%---76%65%62%38%54%65%71%59%42%38%60%64%62%54%43%73%70%43%55%
No19%14%17%22%41%17%14%16%16%41%2%13%11%15%33%4%14%12%15%33%8%13%16%28%41%6%---12%13%21%35%3%17%13%14%39%14%18%17%15%28%8%16%12%33%15%
Not Sure22%18%19%40%23%35%16%21%28%23%50%10%20%26%26%44%7%21%25%25%29%16%20%37%16%65%---12%22%17%28%43%18%16%27%19%48%23%19%23%18%49%12%18%24%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%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
7The Kansas Department of Education says total taxpayer support of public education this year will be $12,738 per-pupil, a new record. Based on that, how would you respond to this statement: Kansas public schools are unfunded and should be given more money by raising taxes or reducing funding for other state services.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree18%33%12%3%6%15%36%12%3%9%29%49%14%12%7%0%51%19%16%4%2%27%11%8%22%15%23%12%10%-----48%12%7%6%23%36%13%14%11%32%34%20%12%13%
Somewhat Agree32%33%36%21%9%48%31%43%38%7%5%30%42%40%19%13%28%38%43%21%14%27%41%29%23%22%35%22%32%-----26%44%30%22%20%37%46%34%15%3%38%37%24%28%
Somewhat Disagree21%16%30%24%9%7%18%24%31%14%0%17%30%28%11%21%18%26%26%14%20%19%25%31%8%8%22%23%16%-----14%26%30%13%12%16%19%30%18%14%11%20%24%26%
Strongly Disagree24%11%19%45%75%12%7%17%25%70%16%0%9%13%59%15%2%10%13%57%14%22%19%27%42%23%15%43%30%-----10%16%22%56%24%5%14%19%52%24%11%18%38%21%
Not Sure6%7%4%7%1%19%8%3%3%1%50%4%5%7%4%51%1%7%2%4%49%5%5%4%4%31%5%1%12%-----3%2%12%3%22%6%7%3%4%27%6%5%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
8Judicial appointments to the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals are recommended by a 9-member panel; a majority of panel members must be attorneys. How would you respond to this statement: It is in citizens' best interests to have judges recommended for appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals by a majority-attorney panel.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree20%34%16%11%6%2%39%13%12%10%5%54%14%9%12%4%63%19%10%10%4%27%16%11%21%12%22%18%16%54%16%14%8%9%-----43%19%12%15%0%47%19%16%11%
Somewhat Agree34%32%42%26%16%30%29%46%37%15%11%26%42%51%20%18%15%48%44%24%15%37%38%31%21%5%40%23%25%22%47%42%22%12%-----27%36%45%26%27%30%38%25%41%
Somewhat Disagree20%19%19%34%17%18%17%23%22%18%17%7%28%27%18%15%6%21%30%17%24%15%26%26%15%17%20%15%25%8%19%28%18%40%-----14%22%25%16%32%10%23%20%21%
Strongly Disagree19%11%16%24%57%4%10%13%15%51%5%10%10%9%38%7%15%6%8%40%11%16%13%24%31%39%13%38%16%7%13%12%43%10%-----14%17%10%34%6%13%13%33%12%
Not Sure8%3%7%6%5%46%4%4%14%6%61%4%6%4%11%57%1%5%8%8%45%5%7%8%11%26%5%6%17%10%5%4%8%29%-----3%6%9%7%34%1%7%6%15%
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%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%19%26%25%26%4%12%39%30%19%
 
 
9In 2009, the Legislature passed a law that requires utility companies to purchase electricity generated by wind and other renewable sources. This action will cause electricity rates to increase because renewable energy is more expensive. How would you respond to this statement: Legislators should promote the use of renewable energy, even if doing so causes electricity rates to increase.
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Strongly Agree19%35%12%11%4%2%40%15%5%5%2%48%22%8%6%0%51%25%10%7%0%21%12%18%28%27%19%17%20%37%22%15%4%18%40%15%13%14%6%-----54%9%19%13%
Somewhat Agree26%30%31%13%2%33%29%32%27%10%14%27%31%29%20%29%27%27%26%21%55%25%34%30%10%4%28%23%23%20%38%24%15%33%25%28%29%23%21%-----22%36%15%25%
Somewhat Disagree25%19%31%45%9%28%18%33%30%15%27%17%23%40%20%36%9%25%42%18%26%25%29%17%21%20%26%19%27%20%27%36%20%12%15%33%31%13%29%-----9%34%23%21%
Strongly Disagree26%10%25%29%83%23%9%17%35%69%27%9%21%14%51%4%13%16%19%50%5%25%23%30%38%18%24%39%21%16%12%23%57%20%20%21%21%48%25%-----14%17%42%27%
Not Sure4%6%2%1%2%14%4%3%3%2%30%0%3%9%2%31%0%7%3%3%15%3%3%4%2%31%3%2%9%7%0%3%4%18%0%3%6%1%18%-----1%3%1%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%12%39%30%19%
 
 
10State and local governments withhold voluntary union dues from employees who join government unions, a portion of which is used by unions for political purposes. Which of these best describes what you think governments should do: Withhold the union dues, including the portion that is used for political purposes? Withhold regular membership dues only, so that employees wishing to contribute to money for political purposes would write their own personal checks? Or withhold no union dues, regardless of how the money is used?
500 AdultsAllPlan Sustainable CommunityWant Taxes UsedCourts Say How MuchCourts Say HowEfficient UseConduct Study?UnfundedAppointmentsRenewableUnion Dues
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%StronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureYesNoNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureStronglySomewhatSomewhatStronglyNot SureWithholdRegular WithholdNot Sure
Withhold Union Dues12%21%9%5%10%0%21%12%6%6%0%27%19%4%5%0%33%17%8%4%0%14%12%14%11%7%15%10%7%24%15%6%6%13%29%11%6%8%1%36%11%4%7%3%----
Regular Membership Dues Only39%37%46%28%22%47%36%52%31%25%40%37%42%45%35%20%29%38%50%34%51%48%37%37%26%22%46%25%33%43%46%37%29%36%36%44%45%27%37%20%54%53%26%30%----
Withhold No Union Dues30%22%26%49%60%20%23%24%27%60%21%24%15%31%45%27%26%15%30%46%14%29%28%37%32%24%22%51%33%20%22%34%48%13%24%22%30%52%25%30%17%27%48%6%----
Not Sure19%20%19%18%7%33%20%12%36%9%40%11%24%21%16%53%12%31%11%16%35%10%22%12%31%48%17%14%27%14%16%23%17%38%10%23%19%12%37%13%18%16%19%61%----
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%
Composition of Adults100%35%40%8%11%6%30%35%16%16%3%20%24%23%31%2%15%25%26%30%4%37%37%11%12%4%59%19%22%18%32%21%24%6%20%34%20%19%8%19%26%25%26%4%