- A majority of Americans are unsure of their support for the For the People Act without context, but once informed, strong cross-partisan majorities support the legislation.
- Helping protect voting rights and fairer elections are seen as the most important benefits of the For the People Act.
- Nearly three in five Americans believe it is urgent to pass the For the People Act.
Few Are Hearing About the For the People Act
The share of Americans saying they are hearing ”a lot” or “some” about the For the People Act is 6 points lower than it was in late June when it was blocked by Senate Republicans using the filibuster.
Most Are Unsure About the For the People Act Initially, But Support Grows Significantly Across Party Lines Once Informed
Even a plurality of 2020 Trump voters support the For the People Act once informed (47% support/29% oppose).
Helping Protect Voting Rights and Fairer Elections Seen As Most Important Benefits of the For the People Act
In an open-ended question among those who support the For the People Act, many saw the legislation as improving the trust in the election system while taking a key step toward reducing voter suppression.
Nearly Three in Five Americans Believe It Is Urgent To Pass the For the People Act Before the End of August
Majorities of independents and all racial demographics believe it is urgent to pass these reforms by the end of August.
About The Study
This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,000 registered voters conducted July 29-August 2, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 110 Hispanic voters, 105 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 79 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.