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.

See more findings in the slide show below.

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