By Focus Staff

By a wide margin, Knox Countians favor allowing families to select the school of their choice for students.

Likely voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose school vouchers that would enable parents to enroll their children in the school of their choice in the State of Tennessee?”

The response was a resounding “yes” both inside the City of Knoxville as well as outside the city limits.  Voters in the First District, a largely African-American community, supported the notion by 76%.  Voters inside the Third District supported the idea by a similar margin.

The area in Knox County least supportive of vouchers was inside the Second District, which is north Knoxville and entirely inside the City of Knoxville.

More men than women were supportive of the idea, although both were strongly in favor of vouchers.

Click here to view the survey’s breakdown.