New Poll: Californians Strongly Back Quality Preschool & Childcare for All
Nearly 9 in 10 Voters Support Greater Investment in
Early Childhood Care & Education
by California’s Next Governor
Statewide Poll by Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Choose Children 2018
Campaign Reveals Electorate Deeply Supportive of Programs Benefitting
Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Nearly nine in ten California voters say it is important for California’s next governor to support greater investment in programs that benefit our state’s young children, according to a new statewide poll released today by Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Choose Children 2018 campaign. Voter support is deep-rooted and shared across ethnicity, age, gender, political party, and throughout California’s diverse geographic communities. The poll, which was conducted by a bipartisan team of pollsters, found that nearly nine in ten voters (87.7%) agreed it is important for California’s next governor to support greater investment in early childhood education programs.
“The data is clear – early childhood education stands out as a priority among California’s voters,” said Avo Makdessian, Vice President and Director of the Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “Voters old and young, rich and poor, Democrat, Republican and independent voters all agree that California’s next governor must address this issue and invest more in early care and education for our young children.” Three-quarters of voters (73.1%) would support a 2018 gubernatorial candidate who wants to create a system of high-quality, publicly funded childcare and preschool programs for all California babies, toddlers and preschoolers. That
support is shared across ethnicity, geography and political party. Statewide, 50% of Republicans, 84.4% of Democrats and 77.8% of independent voters would support a candidate for governor who invests more in early care and education. Strong support was shared by voters in Los Angeles (78.5%), San Francisco (75.5%), and San Diego (69.0%) counties.
View the SVCF CC18 Statewide Poll Release
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