A new survey shows that a significant amount of rural voters reject school choice in the red state of Texas, which has struggled to pass any school choice measure as opposed to other states.

According to Michael Adams, the director of the executive master of public affairs graduate program at Texas Southern University, rural areas often have few if any private school options, and the public schools are key employers and community centers.

The survey from the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston (UH) and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at TSU shows that 38% of rural voters support vouchers for low-income parents compared to 52% of urban voters. However, 42% of rural voters support school choice for all parents, compared to 34%.