Southern Voters Concerned about Climate Change, Support Health Care Investments and Community Services

In September 2021, Data for Progress, in collaboration with the Southern Economic Advancement Project and Groundwork Collaborative surveyed 2,222 registered voters in the Southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We find that voters in these 12 states broadly support investments in health care and community services, and are concerned by climate change. We also find that the pandemic-related economic crisis and climate change have had a negative impact on workers and families throughout the South, illustrating how crucial these investments are to helping people recover from the pandemic and build healthier, more resilient communities.

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