Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release


Press Release

New Poll: Majority Of Voters Believe Build Back Better Act Will Help Fight Covid, Overwhelmingly Support Bill’s Provisions

65% of Voters—Including 64% of Independents—Support the Build Back Better Act

A majority of voters believe passage of the Build Back Better Act will help fend off Covid and future pandemics, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act’s provisions.

The Build Back Better Act includes over $16 billion to help state health departments increase emergency preparedness and reduce health worker shortages, as well as $1.3 billion to procure critical Covid treatments, mitigate supply chain risks, and support the manufacture of vaccines.

The poll was conducted with 1,326 likely voters on January 11. Key findings include:

  • 73% of voters, including 94% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, and 52% of Republicans, support funding in the BBBA to strengthen supply chains for future pandemic preparedness.

  • 55% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 58% of Independents, believe the BBBA’s pandemic response investments will help ensure that the U.S. does not experience another event like the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 57% of voters, including 81% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, want Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act to support Americans and small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

  • 55% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe funding for pandemic preparedness is a good reason to pass the Build Back Better Act.




Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.


Data for Progress is a multidisciplinary group of experts using state-of-the-art techniques in data science to support progressive activists and causes.

Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist Thích Nhất Hạnh Dead at 95

"He inspired so many good people to dedicate themselves to working for a more just and compassionate world."

Jessica Corbett ·

Draft Order Shows Trump Considered Using Military to Seize Voting Machines

"This was part of the records that Trump was fighting to keep from the January 6th committee," one government watchdog noted.

Brett Wilkins ·

Groups Warn US Lawmakers Against Fueling 'New Cold War' With China

A policy of hostility toward Beijing, says a global justice advocate, has "become a convenient excuse for pushing a corporate, militarist agenda."

Jessica Corbett ·

Democracy 'On the Line' Says Bowman After Protest Arrest

"I will not stand by and I will not stay quiet while the fate of our democracy continues to hang loosely by a thread that the Senate is hellbent on tearing apart."

Julia Conley ·

To 'Hold Her Accountable for What She Did,' Primary Sinema Project Gets Into Gear

"Kyrsten Sinema is unfit to be a United States senator," the project asserts. "Just like the filibuster itself, we need to get rid of her if we want to save our democracy before it's too late."

Brett Wilkins ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo