20 separate nationwide polls and an additional 12 polls in key states show strong favorability for Planned Parenthood and strong opposition to efforts in Congress to block patients from accessing high-quality, lifesaving care at Planned Parenthood.

These poll results stem from the deep and longstanding relationship that many Americans have with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care and sex education. For a century, people have relied on Planned Parenthood for care and information, and each year Planned Parenthood health centers serve millions of patients essential services, such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, safe and legal abortion, and other high-quality health care.

An estimated one in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime.

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All 20 national polls conducted since the first Congressional attempt to block patients from care in 2015 show strong support for Planned Parenthood, including  strong opposition to dangerous policies targeting Planned Parenthood.

  1. A recent poll from Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 75% of the public support federal funding of Planned Parenthood, including majority support from Republican men and women.

  2. A PerryUndem poll shows that 70% of voters oppose “defunding” Planned Parenthood – including 50% of Trump voters.

    1. Nine in ten adults, including 79% of Trump voters, reject an agenda that includes “defunding” Planned Parenthood, opposing abortion rights, or rolling back access to birth control.

  3. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 62% of voters oppose cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

    1. After respondents were asked, "If you knew that federal government funding to Planned Parenthood was being used only for non-abortion health issues such as breast cancer screening, would you still favor cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood?" 80 percent opposed to a funding cut – and only 12 percent were in favor of cutting funding.

  4. A New York Times/CBS News Poll taken in the middle of the 2015 funding fight found that most Americans think Planned Parenthood should continue to receive government funding. The nationwide survey found that congressional Republicans have more to lose in yet another budget fight: More Americans would blame Republicans than other political actors if the government were to shut down over the funding of Planned Parenthood.

  5. In a Pew Research Center Poll, a majority of Americans surveyed said that any budget deal must maintain funding for Planned Parenthood. This Pew poll found that if lawmakers fail to agree on a budget and the government does shut down, more say the Republicans are to blame than any other participant.

  6. A Quinnipiac University National poll found that 69 percent of American voters — including 56 percent of Republican voters — oppose shutting down the federal government over funding Planned Parenthood. The majority of voters oppose blocking patients using Medicaid from accessing Planned Parenthood, and a strong 60 percent percent of women oppose blocking access to care at Planned Parenthood.

  7. A poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal found 6 in 10 Americans say they're opposed to completely eliminating Planned Parenthood's federal funding — including more than 40 percent who are "strongly opposed.” .

  8. A poll  from CNN/ORC found that 7 out of 10 Americans oppose shutting down the government in order to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood. Even the majority of those who labeled themselves “conservative” agree that it is more important to avoid a government shutdown than block patients insured with  Medicaid from accessing Planned Parenthood, and a strong 76 percent of respondents who reported makeing under $50K a year share the same view.

  9. A poll from Hart research found that 64 percent of voters, including 72 percent of independent voters, disagree with attempts to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood. Only 28 percent of voters support efforts to block patients using Medicaid from accessing Planned Parenthood, and voters overwhelmingly say they would support a candidate who favors funding Planned Parenthood over a candidate who supports blocking patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

  10. YouGov found that a solid majority of Americans have a favorable view of Planned Parenthood — virtually unchanged as extremists launched attacks. The poll found that more than a third of people who think abortion should be banned have a favorable view of Planned Parenthood.

  11. A Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that a majority of Americans support federal funding for Planned Parenthood’s preventive services, and strongly oppose attempts to block millions of patients across the country from accessing care at Planned Parenthood’s health centers. Fully 54 percent of people said they support federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and just 26 percent oppose. When asked about federal funding for reproductive health services generally, compared to funding for the same services at Planned Parenthood specifically, respondents were more supportive (by as much as 10 percent) of funding health care services at Planned Parenthood.

  12. An NBC-WSJ poll conducted during the 2016 presidential race showed that Planned Parenthood had a higher favorability rating than both political parties and all candidates running for president.

  13. An earlier NBC-WSJ poll conducted during the 2016 presidential race showed that Planned Parenthood had a  higher favorability rating than  the U.S. Supreme Court, both political parties, and all candidates running for president.

  14. And a Fox News poll found that voters agree that Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. In addition, the Fox News poll found that more voters than not view Planned Parenthood positively.

  15. A nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll found that two-thirds of Americans support funding for Planned Parenthood.

  16. Rasmussen Report found that voter attitudes about Planned Parenthood had not changed after a smear campaign or attacks by extreme politicians in Congress — a majority of Americans still viewed Planned Parenthood favorably.

  17. Associated Press-GfK found that 69 percent of those surveyed do not support forcing a government shutdown to block Planned Parenthood's funding, and less than half of Republicans would entertain this idea.

  18. USA TODAY/Suffolk University also found that Americans overwhelmingly oppose cutting off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, with the majority of those surveyed responding that funding should not be eliminated.

  19. A POLITICO-Harvard poll found that 70 percent of Clinton voters — and 48 percent of Trump voters —  are in favor of continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

  20. A Hart Research poll showed that  60% of voters overall oppose cutting off funds from  Planned Parenthood, including 65% of women.

In addition to the widespread, steady support and trust people all over the country place in Planned Parenthood, national polls show Americans believe women should be able to access abortion safely and legally.

  • In a recent Pew Research Center poll, about seven in ten Americans said that they oppose Roe v. Wade being overturned.

  • A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 70% of voters agree with the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.

  • A Bloomberg Politics national poll found that 67 percent of Americans surveyed said the Supreme Court was right to rule that women have a constitutional right to abortion.

  • A poll from Perry/Undem shows that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of participants said increasing state-level anti-abortion restrictions  is going in the wrong direction. And, when asked to choose one word to describe their reaction to the list of new state restrictions, many chose words like “unfair,” “wrong,” “disgusted,” “ridiculous,” and “angry.”

  • A PerryUndem poll commissioned by Vox found that the majority of Americans oppose restrictions meant to shutter health centers or make it more difficult for women to access abortion, and that 70 percent  of Americans don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

  • A PerryUndem poll commissioned by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health found that 67 percent of Latino voters do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, and that 69 percent of Latino voters said they believe abortion should remain legal regardless of whether church leaders oppose it.

 

Since the “defund” attacks began, polls in political swing states continue to show extremely strong support for Planned Parenthood.

A poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and Mediacom in early February of 2017 shows that 77 percent of Iowans support Planned Parenthood funding for preventive care. The poll also found that 62 percent of Republicans believe funding for preventive care should continue, as do 62 percent of evangelical Christians.

Two separate polls from the Global Strategy Group, conducted in December of 2016 in Arizona and Nevada, show voters overwhelming support Planned Parenthood and are less likely to support candidates if they support  “defunding” Planned Parenthood.

  • The Nevada poll showed that 58 percent of Nevadans support Planned Parenthood, including 75 percent of  Latino voters. The poll also showed across-the-board opposition to “defunding” Planned Parenthood, with 42 percent of Republicans opposing.

    • 49% of Nevada voters said they were less likely to support candidates who support “defunding” Planned Parenthood.

  • The Arizona poll showed that 60 percent of Arizonans, including 71 percent of Latino voters,have a favorable view of Planned Parenthood.

    • The poll also found that 48 percent of Arizona voters are less likely to support candidates who support “defunding”  Planned Parenthood.

 

Five separate Public Policy Polling polls, conducted in the key 2016 swing states of North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, show that a majority of voters reported being  less likely to vote for candidates who want to block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

The findings show that support for Planned Parenthood cuts across party lines, resonating with not just Democrats but independent voters — a key electoral demographic  — and more than a third of Republican voters in each state.

  • In North Carolina 80 percent of independent voters and even 38 percent of Republicans in the state reporting a positive opinion of Planned Parenthood.

  • In Nevada, 65 percent of voters report a positive view of Planned Parenthood, with 50 percent reporting a “very” positive view of the nonprofit health care provider.

  • In New Hampshire, 55 percent of voters say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who wants to “defund” Planned Parenthood.  

  • In Ohio, positive feelings about Planned Parenthood transcend party lines as well, with 51 percent of independent voters and even 41 percent of Republicans in the state reporting a positive opinion of Planned Parenthood.

  • In Pennsylvania, 60 percent of voters report a positive view of Planned Parenthood, with 44 percent reporting a “very positive” view. Even 41 percent of Republicans in the state have a positive view of Planned Parenthood.

 

Three surveys conducted by Hart Research show that despite attacks from anti-abortion extremists and their allies in Congress, voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania strongly support Planned Parenthood.

The polls found strong opposition to blocking patients using Medicaid from accessing the preventive health services, including cancer screenings and birth control, that Planned Parenthood provides to millions of women in communities across the country — as well as overwhelming opposition to a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood.

Key findings from the surveys include:

  • 66 percent of New Hampshire voters oppose blocking patients from accessing Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services, including 72 percent of independents.

  • 65 percent of Ohio voters oppose blocking patients from accessing Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services, including 59 percent of independents.

  • 69 percent of Pennsylvania voters oppose blocking patients from accessing Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services, including 69 percent of independents.

  • Large majorities of voters in each state do not believe that blocking patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood is justified (65 percent in New Hampshire, 60 percent in Ohio, and 65 percent in Pennsylvania).

  • Overwhelming majorities of voters in each state, including majorities of Republican voters, have an unfavorable reaction to the idea of shutting down the federal government to block any funding for Planned Parenthood (75 percent in New Hampshire, 74 percent in Ohio, and 76 percent in Pennsylvania).

  • By a two-to-one margin, voters in all three states said they would be less likely to vote to reelect their senators if they supported  blocking patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood.

 

An additional poll in Maine from Hart Research found that 70 percent of Maine voters oppose the attempt by congressional Republicans to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, with 55 percent strongly opposed.

 

Millennials

Millennials are a critical voting demographic, and according to a poll of Cosmopolitan readers —conducted in partnership with John Della Volpe, CEO of SocialSphere and director of polling at the Harvard Institute for Politics—reproductive rights, health care and racism are among their top priorities. In fact, millennials voters reported prioritizing reproductive rights and health care as their most important issues for the 2016  election.

The poll found that 68 percent of  those  surveyed listed health care as their top priority, and 61 percent listed reproductive rights as the top issue for them in the 2016  election — above national security or jobs.  

Tell Congress you Stand with Planned Parenthood

The federal government is now in the hands of extremist lawmakers who have tried for years to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers and cut patients off from care.

If they succeed, millions will lose the care they rely on each year, with people of color, those with low incomes, and folks in rural areas most affected.

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Tell them you’re ready to fight like hell to protect reproductive health and rights in his country.

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