- Just half of Americans are hearing about the Freedom to Vote Act, though majorities support it when it is described.
- Two in three say the Voting Rights Act is still needed, and an even greater share support strengthening it through the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
- On the January 6th riot, vast majorities oppose the actions of rioters whether they are described without partisanship or as Trump supporters.
Two in Three Americans are Confident in Past and Future Ballots Being Counted Correctly and Fairly
Two in five independents and a majority of Republicans are not confident their future ballots will be counted correctly and fairly.
Three in Five Support the Freedom to Vote Act
Just half of Americans report hearing “a lot” or “some” about the Freedom to Vote Act, though three in five support it when explained.
Voting Rights Act Seen as Needed and Legislation to Further Protect It Is Broadly Supported
Across partisanship and racial groups, pluralities say the Voting Rights Act is still needed and support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to strengthen the VRA.
Vast Majorities Oppose the Actions of the Capitol Rioters, Whether Rioters are Partisan “Trump Supporters” or Not
Mention of “Trump supporters” versus simply a nonpartisan group of “rioters” does not affect levels of opposition.
Seven in Ten Support the Investigation into January 6th Riot
Among independents, two in three support the House investigation into the riot at the Capitol, as do nearly half of Republicans.
About The Study
This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,001 registered voters conducted October 22-25, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 100 Hispanic voters, 100 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 73 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.