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Support for Free College Continues to Rise

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Support for Free College Tuition Continues to Rise

Posted by morley winograd on September 15, 2017 at 8:34 AM

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

 

Support for Free College Tuition Continues to Rise

State Programs Preferred by Most

 

A poll conducted earlier this month by PSB Research on behalf of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) showed another significant jump in support for free college tuition programs for students who are academically qualified.  Strong Support for state programs rose to a high-water mark of 47% -- up 12% since CFCT started national polling in December 2016.  Combining results from those who Strongly or Somewhat support the idea, 78% of the public now approves of the idea of free college tuition, also the highest level since CFCT polling began.

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NEW Polling: Strong Support for Free College Tuition Continues to Grow

Posted by Maica Pichler on August 24, 2017 at 9:48 AM

The latest results from the Campaign for Free College Tuition’s exclusive quarterly survey of national attitudes are in! The headline: Strong support for free college tuition continues to grow. In three surveys, starting shortly after the 2016 election and as late as August of this year, 800 - 1000 adult Americans were asked if they strongly supported, somewhat supported, somewhat opposed, or strongly opposed the idea of state providing free tuition at their colleges or universities for anyone who was academically qualified. The percentage indicating their strong support for the idea has now risen to 41% of the entire population, up from 35% when the survey was first conducted.

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New Poll: Bipartisanship Lives!

Posted by Maica Pichler on June 03, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Bipartisan. Seems almost like a quaint harkening to a prior time. Like drying clothes on the line or having an operator assist in making a long distance phone call.

In an era in which we constantly focus on that which separates us along political lines, there appears to be at least one issue that brings back the true meaning of the word bipartisan: free college.

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Free Public College Tuition Is a Bipartisan Idea

Posted by Maica Pichler on January 18, 2017 at 3:46 PM

The idea of free public college tuition is supported by a majority of voters in both parties. According to a new national survey conducted for the Campaign for Free College Tuition by Penn Schoen and Berland, not only do 89% of Hillary Clinton voters support the concept, but so do 54% of those who voted for Donald Trump in the last election. In states that were colored red on the 2016 electoral college map, state-level programs that make college tuition free enjoyed 69% support; blue state support was 78%.

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Poll Finds Americans Across Party Lines Support Free College

Posted by Maica Pichler on January 18, 2017 at 12:40 PM

A majority of Americans from all political persuasions support state programs making college tuition free for those academically qualified. The polling conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) on behalf of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) after November’s election indicates that state-level programs to make college tuition free enjoy 69 percent support in red states and 78 percent support in blue states. Overall support for providing free tuition at public universities or colleges for anyone who is academically qualified is 73 percent.

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State Free College Programs Supported Across Party Lines

Posted by Maica Pichler on January 12, 2017 at 12:28 PM

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

 

State Free College Programs Supported Across Party Lines

 

A majority of Americans from all political persuasions support state programs making college tuition free for those academically qualified. Polling conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) on behalf of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) after November’s election indicates that 88 percent of Clinton voters and 54 percent of Trump voters support state initiatives to make college tuition free. Overall support for providing free tuition at public universities or colleges for anyone who is academically qualified is 73 percent.

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National Poll Indicates Strong Support for Making College Tuition Free

Posted by Maica Pichler on August 24, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Polling conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) indicates that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) support making college tuition free.  While the concept of free college tuition had support across all racial/ethnic subgroups, it was highest among African-American (85%) and Hispanic (67%) respondents.  

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