CityHealth released new poll results showing that the overwhelming majority of Americans favor guaranteed paid sick leave laws for U.S. workers. The survey, fielded by NP Strategy Group in April 2020, shows that 78% of Americans support the policy, and that this support holds, regardless of party affiliation, gender, age, and location.
Earned sick leave laws require employers to allow people to take paid time off for illness or injury for themselves or their family members. Evidence shows these policies reduce the spread of contagious illnesses, increase employment and income stability, and save localities money in health care costs.
Methodology: Responses were collected from NP Strategy’s monthly omnibus survey. 1,005 respondents answered these survey questions in April 2020. The group is nationally representative by age, gender, and region.
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