Unmarried women can have an enormous influence on American politics, election outcomes and policy debates—when they register, turn out and act on their values.

January 13, 2015Action Fund Research

Unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate could be responsible for Democratic presidential success in 2016, just as they were in 2012, according to a new national poll released today by the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund. The survey, conducted by pollster Stan Greenberg and Democracy Corps, found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads likely Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race by 62 percent to 33 percent among unmarried women voters.

December 12, 2013Action Fund Research

The Affordable Care Act remains incredibly popular with people of color, unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate, and a plurality in Republican districts and a majority in Democratic districts still support implementing “Obamacare” over repealing it.

Overall, while the Affordable Care Act is marginally less popular now than a month ago, 49 percent want to implement the law versus 44 percent who would repeal it, according to the survey of 1,250 likely 2014 voters in the most competitive Congressional seats across the country.

October 16, 2013Action Fund Research

A new national survey conducted for Democracy Corps and the Women’s Voices Women’s Vote Action Fund shows an intense new majority for implementing and improving the Affordable Care Act. A minority of voters want to repeal or replace “Obamacare,” which has been the core demand of the Republicans in Congress who have shut down the government.

Memo and Highlighted Findings (PDF)

Key Findings and Graphs (PDF)

Questions and Detailed Breakdown (PDF)

July 22, 2013Action Fund Research

American voters overwhelmingly favor proposals that would provide women equal treatment in the workplace and help them achieve a work-family balance, a new national survey shows. The poll, sponsored by the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Democracy Corps, found unprecedented levels of support for measures to aid working women.

February 27, 2013Action Fund Research

Unmarried women are deeply opposed to the sharp cuts in the sequester and to a crisis approach to fiscal governance, according to a new study by pollster Stan Greenberg and the Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF). Based on research conducted during the President’s State of the Union Address, swing voters and unmarried women strongly oppose cuts that would take money away from education, Medicare and job training programs.

October 9, 2012Action Fund Research

Single women, people of color and young people – the Rising American Electorate — voted for change in 2008. To understand the dynamics of this election, Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund and Democracy Corps engaged in a three-phase research project with a particular emphasis on disengaged voters, Obama defectors, and unmarried women.

August 13, 2012Action Fund Research

As the nation sizes up Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, the research conducted for Women’s Voices. Women’s Vote Action Fund by Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner on the Ryan budget provides important insights into how voters may perceive the presumptive vice-presidential nominee.

Here are key points from polling done in April in the 56 most competitive, Republican-held districts, and focus group research conducted with single women in April in Boston and Pittsburgh.


May 1, 2012Action Fund Research

Understanding the War on Women and Other Issues

April 18, 2012Action Fund Research

Democrats Gaining in Battleground & Ryan Budget Could Finish the Job

Memo on the findings from GQRR’s April 2012 Battleground Survey for WVWVAF and Democracy Corps.

April Battleground Survey Graphs

Graphs from GQRR’s April 2012 Battleground Survey for WVWVAF and Democracy Corps.

April 16, 2012Action Fund Research

In keeping with its mission of testing and measuring the best ways to motivate voters, the Women’s Voice Women Vote Action Fund conducted an unusual experiment that tested the most fundamental assumptions about political persuasion mail.   The results have surprised political practitioners across the nation.


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