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Polling Shows Voters Connect Reproductive Health to Economic Security & Opportunity

An October 2017 public opinion poll from Hart Research Associates reveals voters’ significant concerns about Trump Administration policies that limit abortion coverage and access to contraception, and a recognition of the impact they have on women’s economic security.

Key findings from the poll include:

  1. There is a near universal, fundamental belief that in America, everyone should be able to live, work, and make decisions about their health with dignity and economic security. Importantly, most voters see abortion coverage AND economic justice issues as critical to women’s and families’ ability to be healthy and live with dignity.
  2. There is little question in voters’ minds that all Americans are not living and working on a level economic playing field. The American people draw a clear line connecting women’s ability to make decisions about their reproductive healthcare and their economic security and opportunities.
  3. A majority of voters believe that all women should have health insurance that covers reproductive healthcare, including abortion. This belief is not limited to women who have private health insurance, but also applies to low-income women who get their health insurance through Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income families.
  4. When it comes to women’s reproductive health care and women’s ability to make important decisions that affect their lives and families, voters express very high levels of concern about the direction in which the Trump administration is taking the country right now.

Download a memo with detailed poll findings and methodology below.

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