TOWSON, MD — A new poll shows that nearly three-quarters of Marylanders support putting more funding toward public education. More than half of those surveyed thought additional funding was needed for roads and highways.

Goucher College conducted the poll of 763 adults in mid September by phone. People were asked about state spending in three categories: public education; public transportation; and roads and highways.

Does Maryland spend too little, about the right amount or too much on public education?

Here were the responses:

Public Education

Too little: 70 percentRight amount: 19 percentToo much: 6 percent

About 74 percent of Marylanders said they supported personally paying more in taxes to improve public education, while 26 percent opposed the idea.

Public Transportation

Too little: 43 percentRight amount: 36 percentToo

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