A new LeanIn.Org|SurveyMonkey poll finds Americans are virtually unanimous in their agreement that at least some workers should have access to paid leave for illness or quarantine related to the coronavirus (95% selected at least one group of workers from a list).
- Majorities of Americans (73%) support the new Coronavirus paid leave legislation with virtually little difference in total support by age group, gender, employment status, and among Democrats and Republicans alike.
- Fully 82% of Democrats say they are more likely to vote for representatives who vote to make sure all workers in the US have access to paid sick leave during this pandemic. Still a majority, 59% of Republicans would do the same. Few are less likely to vote for their state’s representatives if they vote for expanding paid leave (6% overall)
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Do you support or oppose this emergency legislation?
(Among supporters of legislation) Do you think the legislation should or should not go farther and expand paid sick and family leave for all workers in the U.S.?
(Among opposition of legislation) Do you think the legislation goes too far in expanding paid sick and family leave or not far enough?
Would you be more or less likely to vote for your member of Congress or your U.S. Senator if you knew they voted to make sure all workers in the US have access to paid sick leave during this pandemic?
Who do you think should have access to paid leave for illness or quarantine related to the coronavirus? (Select all that apply.)-Grocery store employees continuing to work at chain stores that are staying open during the pandemic