In this data snapshot, author Kristin Smith reports that 78 percent of New Hampshire residents stated support for a program that would provide a portion of wages to workers taking leave for personal or family medical reasons in October 2018. Women registered higher levels of support for paid family and medical leave insurance than men, and those with a liberal or moderate political ideology reported higher support than those with a conservative ideology. Levels of support did not vary significantly between regions in the state. Related to whether a program should require participation or be voluntary: more than two-thirds of New Hampshire workers supported the inclusion of a requirement that all workers participate and pay into a paid family and medical leave insurance program.


Carsey School of Public Policy

Publication Date

Spring 5-8-2019


Data Snapshot No. 25


Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

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