Welcome to NAVIGATOR – a project designed to better understand the American public’s views on issues of the day and help advocates, elected officials, and other interested parties understand the language, imagery, and messaging needed to make and win key policy arguments.
This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,001 registered voters conducted March 11-15, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 101 Hispanic voters, 105 African American voters, 103 independents without a partisan lean, and 67 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.
- Three in five Americans support new infrastructure legislation, with bipartisan majorities supporting a range of proposals under consideration for Biden’s bill.
- More than three in four Americans support a range of proposals for a new infrastructure bill, including job training, funding for highways and bridges, and childcare.
- A variety of progressive arguments for additional public infrastructure investment resonate more than conservative counterarguments.
Majorities Support a New Infrastructure Bill
Three in five support a new infrastructure bill, including a third of Americans who “strongly support.”
- More than half of independents (54%) and a plurality of Republicans (39%) support a new infrastructure bill.
Bipartisan Majorities Support a Range of Infrastructure Proposals
A range of proposals get majority support from Democrats, independents, and Republicans alike.
- Nearly three in four independents support each, including 86% who support new job training programs.
There Is Strong Support for Infrastructure Investment, Regardless of How It’s Funded or Bipartisanship
Inclusion of “bipartisan support” or raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations does not change the effectiveness of progressive messaging defending a new infrastructure bill against conservative attacks focused on the national deficit.