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Pew: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Paid Family Leave – It Isn’t Even Close.

March 28, 2017

A new, in-depth study from Pew Research Center takes a close look at Americans’ support for paid leave:

“Support for paid family and medical leave is widespread, but it is greater under some circumstances than others. About eight-in-ten Americans (82%) support paid leave for mothers following the birth or adoption of a child, while 69% support paid paternity leave for fathers. And while 85% support paid leave for workers dealing with their own serious health condition, fewer (67%) support paid leave for those caring for a family member who is seriously ill.”

The full study, questionnaire, and methodology are available at Pew Research Center.