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• The Hill's report on a newly released poll showing that Americans over the age of 50 are overwhelmingly opposed to federal funded universal daycare, with younger Americans in support.
• Do the way questions are posed in surveys affect the answers? What underlying reasons are there to oppose universal daycare?
A Hill-HarrisX survey released Tuesday found that 72 percent of registered voters age 50 or older said daycare costs should be paid by parents, compared with 6 percent who said the government should pick up the tab. Twenty-one percent said they favored federal subsidies to halve the costs to parents.
Younger adults were much more supportive of federally funded daycare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 supported tuition-free daycare, and 34 percent backed half-cost daycare. Twenty-nine percent said daycare expenses should be paid by parents.
Read the full article about universal daycare by the staff at The Hill