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The 19th/SurveyMonkey Poll: August 2022

The 19th/SurveyMonkey Poll: August 2022

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, The 19th News and SurveyMonkey teamed up to understand how all Americans—but especially women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals—see the country today in terms of politics, economics, and their own lived experiences.

Our new dashboard, available below, allows you to examine pairs of questions we asked in our poll together, while also digging deep into the intersectional identities that make up the American public. We hope you explore the data and let us know what you think!

This survey, fielded among more than 20,000 adults in the U.S. from August 22-29, we learn that women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ adults in America are generally:

  • More favorable to the current administration—and to Democrats in general—than their white, male, heterosexual counterparts, but holds nearly identical approval for both President Biden and VP Harris. Black men and Black women have the highest approval for Biden (66% and 65%, respectively) and Harris alike (both 65%)
  • More satisfied than others are with the way America’s democracy is working right now, but less pleased with the way the country’s economic and financial systems are working on their behalf. More than four in 10 people (43%) say the work of the Supreme Court in the last year has personally hurt them, with women, gender-nonconforming individuals, and those who identify as LGBTQ+ all more likely than their male and heterosexual peers to say the work of the Supreme Court in the last year has personally hurt them.
  • Less focused on abortion as a critical voting issue than on economic concerns. Economic issues and inflation dominate the most important issues for the entire country, including for women, non-binary adults, LGBTQ+, and people of color. Most Americans (61% overall, 65% among women, 63% among gender non-conforming individuals, and 56% among men) say they think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but few expect abortion access to get easier over the course of their lifetimes.

Read more about our polling methodology here

Click through all the results in the interactive toplines below: