Poll: 74% of Americans Support Federal Paid Leave Program When Costs Not Mentioned — 60% Oppose if They Got Smaller Pay Raises in the Future

The new Cato 2018 Paid Leave Survey of 1,700 adults finds 54% of Americans would be willing to pay $200 a year in higher taxes in exchange for a 12-week federal paid leave program. However, majorities would oppose a federal paid leave program if it cost them $450 in higher taxes a year (52% opposed) or if it cost them $1,200 in higher taxes a year (56% oppose), or if they got smaller pay raises in the future (60%).

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Clinton Voters Can’t Be Friends with Trump Voters

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of Clinton voters agree that “it’s hard to be friends with people who voted for Donald Trump” while 38% disagree. However, Trump voters don’t feel a similar animus toward Clinton voters. Instead, a majority (64%) of Trump voters do not think that it’s hard to be friends with Clinton voters while 34% believe it is difficult.

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Is Supporting Racists’ Free Speech Rights the Same as Being a Racist?

The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey helps explain why students at the College of William and Mary shut down an invited speaker from the ACLU. Most students believe that “supporting someone’s right to say racist things is as bad as holding racist views yourself," that hate speech is an act of violence, and that society can ban hate speech while still protecting free speech.

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