Large and Growing Majority Favors Permanent Paid Medical and Family Leave

While Congress passed legislation requiring temporary paid family and medical leave for those affected by the coronavirus, a new in-depth survey by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland (PPC) finds that two-thirds of Americans believe such paid leave should be permanent—fueled by a marked shift among Republican voters. In March, Congress…

Majorities of NJ-7 Voters From Both Parties Agree on Reforms to Address Money in Politics, Redistricting

Berkeley Heights, NJ – In a unique survey of 478 residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreed on ways to curb the influence of money in politics, prevent gerrymandering, and limit lobbying by former elected officials. The survey results were released at a “Citizen Panel Forum” in Berkeley Heights…

Shown Budget Deficit, Bipartisan Majorities Agree on Steps to Cut It Deeply, Primarily by Raising Taxes on High Incomes

FOR RELEASE: August 1, 2019 CONTACT: Steven Kull, 202-232-7500, Skull@UMD.edu As Congress lifts the national debt ceiling, increasing the budget deficit, a unique survey has found that bipartisan majorities are ready to cut the deficit by $376 billion, primarily by raising taxes on high incomes. The survey participants—who were shown the current deficit, and given…