Illinois survey of 500 likely voters
Who should fund the employer share of teacher pensions: the state or local school districts?
Will local pension accountability lead to higher property taxes?
Last month, these questions prompted legislative talks over pension reform to come to a standstill.
The results of a new poll commissioned by the Institute finds that public opinion on this issue is mixed, not only across the state but across the political spectrum.
The poll found that nearly half of likely Illinois voters oppose asking school districts to pay the employer share of teachers’ pension costs, while the other half of likely voters are split between indecision and favoring this proposal. When probed further about the issue, the spread over the issue widens.
SUMMARY OF LOCAL PENSION ACCOUNTABILITY POLL
LOCAL PENSION ACCOUNTABILITY POLL CROSSTABS