Polling and Survey Data

Tracking the afterschool landscape for more than two decades

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

Keep up-to-date on the state of the afterschool field, from understanding the public’s perceptions of afterschool programs to gaining insight into the perspectives of afterschool and summer program providers.

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Afterschool: A Bipartisan Solution to Help Young People Thrive (October 2022)

At a time of deep partisan divides, Afterschool Alliance surveys of parents of school-age children before and during the pandemic have found an area of consensus around support for afterschool and summer learning programs. Across the political spectrum, parents identifying as Democratic, Independent, and Republican strongly agree that afterschool and summer learning programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring learning, and providing peace of mind to working parents, with overwhelming majorities in favor of public funding for such programs.

Parents and Families Surveys COVID-19