Broad Popular Support for Economic Security Reforms Among Colorado Voters
SUPPORT FOR A PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM
A recent poll conducted by Strategies 360 for State Innovation Exchange (SiX) revealed that Colorado voters overwhelmingly support a paid family and medical leave program that is available to all Colorado workers. Across age, gender, and geography, a strong majority of Coloradans favor the creation of a paid insurance program that is funded by employees and employers. From working families who are expecting children to older adults who face potential medical emergencies, Coloradans have spoken in favor of an insurance program that works for everyone in their most difficult moments.
SUPPORT FOR A STATE-BACKED RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Coloradans are equally enthusiastic about a proposal to create a retirement savings plan accessible to all workers and backed by the State of Colorado. The popularity of this program transcends ideology and income, as 69% of Colorado voters support the idea. With nearly a quarter of respondents reporting that they have no retirement plan, a state-wide program has obvious appeal. Additionally, there remains intense support for the program even for those with an existing retirement plan. In the 21st century, Colorado workers understand the value of a retirement plan that moves with an individual from job to job.
Strategies 360 conducted an online survey among 600 registered voters in Colorado. The survey was conducted June 21 – 26, 2019. The margin of error for a survey of 600 interviews is ±4.0% at the 95% confidence level for each individual sample. Respondents were randomly selected from a statewide panel of residents and screened on their voter registration status.