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PRRI Releases Research on Attitudes toward Child and Family Wellbeing Policies

BLS Research & Consulting is proud to have worked with the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on a research report about Americans' attitudes toward child and family wellbeing policies. The report details national findings and also includes a particular focus on attitudes in the Southwest and Southeastern regions of the country. 

Interesting findings from the study include the following:

  • Americans overwhelmingly support free pre-K education: Eight in ten (80%) Americans favor providing free pre-kindergarten services to all children in their state, including 40% who strongly favor this policy.
  • More than eight in ten (84%) Americans agree the government should provide financial assistance to relatives, such as grandparents, who are able to care for children who have been in foster care.
  • A majority (56%) of Americans agree public schools that serve many poor students, students learning English as a second language, and students in foster care should receive more money per student than public schools who serve fewer of these students.
  • More than six in ten (61%) Americans believe judges should always consider the impact on children and families when making sentencing and prison assignment decisions for parents convicted of a crime. 


Brittany Stalsburg