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Education Only 9% of Georgians report Strong Satisfaction with public education with 24.1% conveying Strong Dissatisfaction. Under half (40.3%) report that they are Somewhat Satisfied with public education. The greatest level of dissatisfaction with public education comes from South Georgia area residents (35.3%). 50

Public Education Satisfaction… 40.3

40

30 24.1

24

20

10

9 2.6

0

Very Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Somewhat Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Public Education Satisfaction… North Middle 60

South 51.5

50

Metro Atlanta

45.4 38.9

40

35.3

34

30

27.6

24.3 19.7 16.7

20 11.4 10.4 10 0

9

Very Satisfied

23.1 16.8 17.4

8.5

Somewhat Satisfied

Somewhat Dissatisfied

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Very Dissatisfied

When asked to consider paying more taxes to provide better educational opportunities for children, 53.5% indicate willingness to do so, while 44.3% would not pay more taxes. Both women (54.3%) and men (52.5%) would be willing to pay more in taxes to support education. African-Americans (72.7%) and Hispanics (84.4%) indicate the greatest level of willingness to pay more taxes to provide better educational opportunities for children.

Pay More to Improve Public Schools… 60

53.5

50

44.3

40 30 20 10 2.2 0

Yes

No

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Pay More to Improve Public Schools… Women 60

54.3

Men

52.5

50

46 43.1

40 30 20 8

10

1.5 0

Yes

No

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

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Pay More to Improve Public Schools… Yes 100 No 84.4 80

72.7

60

52.9 45.7

40 24.5 15.6

20

0

White

African-American

Hispanic

NORTH GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY

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CUMBERLAND ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

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