Large Majorities Favor Child Care and Nutrition Proposals Being Considered for Reconciliation Budget Plan

Large majorities of American voters favor several proposals for increasing federal support for children that are being considered for the reconciliation budget plan. More than six-in-ten voters support an increase in federal subsidies for child care. Two-thirds favor making permanent the credits for summer meals for low-income families with children. In the innovative survey of…

Large Majorities Favor Increased Federal Spending for Higher Education, As Called For In Reconciliation Budget Plan

A large majority of voters support increases in federal spending on higher education, a central principle in the reconciliation budget plan currently being negotiated in Congress. Two specific proposals also being considered for the reconciliation budget plan-increasing Pell Grants and federally-supported tuition-free community college-also elicit support from large majorities. In the innovative survey of 2,613…

Five in Six Voters Favor Sharply Restricting Use of Solitary Confinement

An overwhelming majority (86%) of American voters support reforms in current Congressional legislation that would greatly restrict the use of solitary confinement, including 84% of Republicans and 90% of Democrats.    In the innovative survey of 2,487 registered voters by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland, respondents evaluated proposals based on…

Two-in-Three Voters Favor Creating National Green Bank

College Park, MD – In a new in-depth survey, two thirds of registered voters favored legislation calling for the federal government to create a national green bank to invest in and promote private investment in clean energy. Green banks are public, non-profit banks and currently exist at state and local levels. The legislative proposal respondents evaluated…

Large Majorities Favor Congressional Proposals Limiting Negative Consequences of Criminal Records for Jobs, Housing, Voting

Large majorities of American voters support reforms that would limit or remove barriers to economic opportunities, housing, and voting for people with criminal records. A representative sample of 2,487 American voters were given a detailed presentation of numerous proposed Congressional reforms that would restrict employers, licensing boards and public housing authorities from disqualifying people based…