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April 10, 2024

Contact: Denzel McCampbell, (313) 400-0298,

Poll: Michiganders Reaffirm Support for Reproductive Freedom

Transparency reforms, extreme risk protection orders also prove popular

MICHIGAN – On Wednesday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly poll that tracks public opinion about a variety of issues and political figures. This month’s poll focused heavily on reproductive rights, along with several policies that either passed recently or are being considered right now.

“Spring has sprung, and Michiganders’ progressive values have once again proven to be resilient and deeply rooted, much like the perennial plants emerging in gardens across the state,” said Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan. “No matter how much anti-abortion propaganda MAGA Republicans spread, our state’s belief in the freedom to make your own healthcare decisions will not waver. While MAGA Republicans pass and push for  dangerous abortion bans in states like Arizona, Michiganders and our Democratic-majority legislature continue to fight to protect reproductive freedom.

“Meanwhile, we continue to see support for Michigan Democrats’ legislative priorities—including both extreme risk protection orders, which are already being implemented, and transparency reforms the legislature is currently considering. And when it comes to Congressional Republicans’ efforts to push through devastating cuts to food assistance programs and climate-smart agriculture via the farm bill, Michiganders are not having it.”

Additional poll results are available here. Some key takeaways include:

  • 57 percent of respondents oppose the Supreme Court acting to limit access to mifepristone, while only 33 percent support it.
  • 78 percent of those polled support protecting access to in vitro fertilization in Michigan.
  • 69 percent of respondents support making birth control more accessible by allowing pharmacists to prescribe it. 22 percent are in opposition.
  • Respondents were asked about several policies included in a package of transparency legislation that was recently introduced in the legislature:
    • Requiring nonprofits affiliated with state officials and candidate committees to register with the Secretary of State’s office: 74 percent support, 8 percent oppose
    • Expanding lobbying disclosure requirements: 81 percent support, 14 percent oppose
    • Requiring a one-year waiting period after a legislator’s term ends before they can become a lobbyist: 83 percent support, 7 percent oppose
  • 87 percent of those polled believe it is important that the legislature act to expand FOIA this year.
  • 68 percent of respondents support extreme risk protection orders (ERPO), while 27 percent oppose the recently implemented policy.
  • Only 30 percent of those polled support Republicans’ proposed cuts to environmental conservation funding in the farm bill, while 50 percent oppose them. When it comes to Republicans’ proposed cuts to nutrition assistance programs, those numbers are 60 percent in opposition and 20 percent in support.

* Margin of error for this poll is +/- 3.5%