When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.

                           Benjamin Franklin



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The 27 Statewide Referenda on School Vouchers or Their Variants, 1966-2007


Nebraska 1966 Bus transportation 57-43 against (%)
New York 1967 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 72-28 against
Nebraska 1970 Tax code vouchers 57-43 against
Michigan 1970 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 57-43 against
Oregon 1972 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 61-39 against
Idaho 1972 Bus transportation 57-43 against
Maryland 1972 Vouchers 55-45 against
Maryland 1974 Auxiliary services 56-43 against
Washington State 1975 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 60-39 against
Alaska 1976 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 54-46 against
Missouri 1976 Auxiliary services 60-40 against
Michigan 1978 Vouchers 74-26 against
Washington, DC 1981 Tax code vouchers 89-11 against
California 1982 Textbook aid 61-39 against
Massachusetts 1982 Auxiliary services 62-38 against
Massachusetts 1986 Constitutional change to allow tax aid 70-30 against
South Dakota 1986 Textbooks 54-46 for (our only loss)
Utah 1988 Tax code vouchers 70-30 against
Oregon 1990 Tax code vouchers 67-33 against
Colorado 1992 Vouchers 67-33 against
California 1993 Vouchers 70-30 against
Washington State 1996 Vouchers 64-36 against
Colorado 1998 Tax code vouchers 60-40 against
Michigan 2000 Vouchers 69-31 against
California 2000 Vouchers 71-29 against
South Dakota 2004 Auxiliary services 53-47 against
Utah 2007 Vouchers 62-38 against

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