The vast majority of Americans support paid maternity leave. Why doesnt the government?
The vast majority of Americans support paid maternity leave.
That's according to the 2015 American Values Survey conducted annually by the Public Religion Research Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit public opinion research organization.
PRRI found that 82 percent of Americans believe that companies should be required to provide all full-time employees with paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
Looking for more information about paid leave? The Institute for Women's Policy Research has useful resources, and NPR lays out the political dynamics currently surrounding paid leave. Josh Levs, who stood up for fair parental leave and won, has practical tips on how to ask your employer paid leave for yourself — and for dad.
Interested in taking action? Join 1,000 Days in telling Congress that it's time for paid parental leave. The For Karl campaign also has tools for contacting your members of Congress and the 2016 presidential candidates.