- Half of Americans have heard about the Freedom to Vote Act, and nearly two in three support it being passed.
- Protecting the right to vote from the whims of either political party and state politicians is the most convincing reason to pass federal voting rights reforms.
- A growing share say they understand the filibuster and support eliminating it by a double-digit margin.
Half of Americans Have Heard About the Freedom to Vote Act
Independents are the least likely to have heard about the Freedom to Vote Act (34% “a lot” or “some”).
Three in Five Support Passage of the Freedom to Vote Act
There has been a 6-point increase in support for the Freedom to Vote Act since October (from net +35 to net +41).
- Pluralities of independents (48%) and Republicans (44%) support the Freedom to Vote Act.
On Federal Voting Reforms, Protecting the Right to Vote from Political Whims of Either Party Is Most Convincing Argument
Among independents, the most convincing messaging focuses on protecting the right to vote from political whims of either party (69% convincing) and increasing access for all Americans to vote (61%).
A Majority Report Understanding the Filibuster, With Half Wanting to End It
Democrats (68%) are driving the share who support eliminating the filibuster, with 33% of independents and Republicans each supporting its abolition.
A Range of Progressive Policy Outcomes Make Americans More Likely to Support Eliminating the Filibuster
Nearly half of independents (46%) say they would be more likely to support eliminating the filibuster if it meant passing “an economic plan that invests in the middle class and makes the wealthy pay their fair share.”
About The Study
This release features findings from national online surveys of 1,000 registered voters conducted January 6-10, 2022. Additional interviews were conducted among 101 Hispanic voters, 100 African American voters, 101 independents without a partisan lean, and 79 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.