PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: HUGE BIPARTISAN MAJORITY SUPPORTS INVESTING IN CARE INFRASTRUCTURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
April 8, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

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NEW POLL: HUGE BIPARTISAN MAJORITY SUPPORTS INVESTING IN CARE INFRASTRUCTURE

71% of Voters, Including 64% of Independents and 58% of Republicans, Support Investing In Care Infrastructure

More Than 70% of Voters Support Investing In Every Aspect Of The Care Economy, Including Child Care, Elderly and Disability Care, Fair Pay For Care Workers, Jobs For Care Providers, And Paid Family And Medical Leave

New Report: Investing In Care Infrastructure Will Accelerate Economic Recovery, Create Jobs, Promote Gender & Racial Equity

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Includes a $400 Billion Investment in Long Term Care for Elders and Those With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Investing in care infrastructure is both popular and bipartisan according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. The poll found that, by a +52 point margin, 71% of voters, including 64% of Independents and 58% of Republicans, support investing in care infrastructure. 

Conducted of 1,209 voters from April 2-5, the poll found more than 70% of voters support investments in child, elderly, and disability care, fair pay and jobs for care workers and providers, and paid and family medical leave.

“If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we must do more to invest in our nation’s care economy,” said Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Invest in America. “The $400 billion investment in elder care in the American Jobs Plan would be a great first step on the path to rebuild our care.  Lawmakers should listen to the vast majority of voters who agree that investing in our caregiving is just as important to our economic health and wellbeing as investing in physical infrastructure like roads and bridges, and a necessary part of the effort to build a stronger, more equitable economy than we had before the pandemic.”

The poll also found that:

  • 59% of voters believe care infrastructure investments will boost economic recovery by a +28 point margin. 
  • 58% of voters believe the federal government should be more involved in providing support for caregivers by a +25 point margin.
Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

About Data for Progress

Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm, which arms movements with data-driven tools to fight for a more equitable future. DFP provides polling, data-based messaging, and policy generation for the progressive movement, and advises campaigns and candidates with the tools they need to win. DFP polling is regularly cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and hundreds of other trusted news organizations.

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