New BPC Action Poll Finds Broad Support for Policies to Help Caregivers  in Paid Parental Leave

A new poll from BPC Action and Pivotal Ventures, conducted with Morning Consult, finds that a bipartisan majority of voters want policymakers to prioritize bipartisan solutions that support caregiving and make it more affordable. The poll of over 4,000 voters—and a near-equal breakdown of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—found that one in four identify as caregivers, half (52%) of whom report that their responsibilities have affected their careers, with 26% reporting a significant impact.  

Most respondents (86%, including 92% of Democrats and 82% of Republicans) believe that federal caregiving policies would help create a stronger economy, and specific policies supported include: 

  • Paid family leave: 82% of voters support a federal paid family and medical leave program to provide paid time off for workers to care for a loved one or tend to their own serious health (90% of Democrats, 79% of Independents, and 76% of Republicans). 
  • Caregiver tax credits: 82% of voters support tax credits to support people providing regular care to family (87% of Democrats, 81% of independents, and 79% of Republicans). 
  • Employer incentives: 80% of voters support expanded federal tax credits and other incentives to help employers offset the costs associated with providing caregiving benefits to their employees (89% of Democrats, 77% of Independents, and 75% of Republicans). 

Caregiving encompasses many complex challenges that impact all Americans. BPC Action stands ready to help Congress enact enduring bipartisan policies that work for employers, families, and the economy.  

  • Read more here.
  • View poll results here.