January 4, 2013—Though issues related to the fiscal cliff have garnered much attention recently among the American public, another topic important to voters continues to be childhood hunger, as demonstrated by a new poll from Share Our Strength indicating that Americans across the political spectrum are deeply concerned about the issue. The poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates (a Republican firm) and Freedman Consulting, LLC (a Democratic firm), surveyed 1,000 people who voted in the 2012 presidential election. According to the survey, while they are worried about childhood hunger, Americans also believe it is a solvable problem. Accordingly, the public wants federal, state and local leaders to protect the nutrition programs that ensure that our nation’s children get the healthy food they need.
Specifically, 60% of survey respondents said it was more important to fund child nutrition programs than to reduce the national debt. Almost all voters surveyed (88%) supported programs that provide nutritious school breakfasts to children who might otherwise go hungry. In addition, among respondents who said they would prefer “a smaller government with fewer services” to “a larger government with more services,” 81% agreed that local elected officials should support programs to ensure that kids at risk of hunger have access to nutritious breakfasts at school.
To view the full survey results, click here.
Share Our Strength Post-Election Survey on Childhood Hunger
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