Strong Majorities Favor Passing the Build Back Better Agenda

By a 30-point margin, most Americans continue to support President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. 61 percent of Americans, including nine in ten Democrats (89 percent), three in five Independents (60 percent), and nearly a third of Republicans (30 percent) support Biden and Democrats’ new economic plan that will “provide paid family and medical leave, establish a universal pre-K program, expand Medicare coverage for seniors including dental, vision, and hearing coverage, and lower health care costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.”

  • When describing that President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations, support remains resilient. In a follow-up question that explains that the Build Back Better package is paid for by “increasing taxes on the top 2% of income earners, raising taxes on those earning over $1 million a year from selling stocks and bonds, known as capital gains, raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5%, and cracking down on tax evasion,” support remains identical at 61 percent, including 87 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of Independents, and 31 percent of Republicans.
  • Support for the the plan after learning how it would be paid for is particularly high among Black Americans (75 percent), Asian American and Pacific Islanders (73 percent), Hispanic Americans (70 percent), households with a union member (65 percent), those working in the service industry (63 percent), and 62 percent of Americans living in households earning less than $50,000 a year.
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