Public Opinion

Taking America's temperature on afterschool for 15 years

Gain insight into Americans’ feelings toward afterschool programs and the level of support behind public funding for programs.

Americans overwhelmingly support afterschool and want to see more afterschool opportunities and funding. The Afterschool Alliance and a variety of other organizations have commissioned polls of voters, the public, parents, youth and others about the importance of afterschool programs. Search below to learn more about how Americans view afterschool.

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2008 Election Eve/ Election Day Poll on Voters' Attitudes on Afterschool (2008)

Afterschool Alliance poll finds three in four voters want federal, state and local lawmakers to increase funding for afterschool programs.

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2006 Election Eve Poll Summary of Results

2006 Election Eve Poll on Voters' Attitudes finds voters want increased investments in afterschool programs.

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2008 National Election Eve/Election Night Poll

Summary of Afterschool Findings: National Election Eve/Election Night Poll November 2008

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Surveys and Polls Show Strong Support for Afterschool

A Summary of Findings Highlighting the Need and Demand for More Afterschool Programs for Children and Older Youth.

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Audio Conference Questions

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Afterschool Alert: Poll Report

Across Demographic and Party Lines, Americans Clamor for Safe, Enriching Afterschool Program January 2004 PDF

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1999 Mott Foundation/JCPenney Poll

1999 Mott Foundation/JCPenney Poll Key Findings

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September 2000 Alliance Poll of California Voters

September 2000 Alliance Poll of California Voters

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Afterschool Alert Poll Report

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June 2000 Afterschool Alliance Poll

June 2000 Afterschool Alliance Poll

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