HPU Poll: North Carolinians Share Their Views on Education Policy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2021 – In the latest High Point University Poll, North Carolinians shared their views on the state’s public schools. The poll is a joint venture between select faculty in the Department of Leadership Studies in HPU’s Stout School of Education and Survey Research Center.

In the statewide survey, 31% of North Carolinians think that public education in North Carolina is headed in the right direction, while 43% say it is headed in the wrong direction. More than one quarter (26%) did not offer an opinion one way or another.

The majority of North Carolinians said that they believe North Carolina teachers are paid too little (65%), and they would be willing to pay more in taxes to raise teacher pay to the national average within five years (51%).