(Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 12, 2019) – A new national poll released by Power to Decide shows that access to birth control continues to enjoy broad public support. The vast majority of survey respondents agree that everyone in the U.S. deserves access to the full range of birth control methods and more than three-quarters of respondents view contraception as a basic part of women’s health care.

Power to Decide’s Thanks, Birth Control survey results are being released in conjunction with the 7th annual Thanks, Birth Control Day, taking place today, Wednesday, November 13.

In 1972, the Supreme Court made birth control legal for all women and since then birth control has contributed to 30% of the wage gains made by women between the 1960s and the 1990s.

More than three-quarters of poll respondents overall—including 93% of black and 67% of Latino respondents—view contraception as basic health care.

Nearly six out of ten poll respondents believe that birth control allows them or their partner to pursue their life goals.

Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Survey: The study was conducted for Power to Decide via telephone by SSRS, an independent research company. Interviews were conducted between September 17 and September 22, 2019, among adults age 18 and older. A total of 1,004 interviews were conducted, with a margin of error for total respondents of +/-3.35% at the 95% confidence level.

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