Among the many government financial aid programs designed to help disadvantaged Americans, the little-known Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is one of the most popular. A new poll published by the non-profit Digital Progress Institute shows broad bipartisan support for the program.
The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and RG Strategies in January, asked 1,000 registered voters whether they “support or oppose” the ACP. By large margins, voters reported that they support the program. A whopping 78 percent of Americans overall said they support “continuing” the program, including 64 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of Independents and 95 percent of Democrats. This bipartisan support includes men and women of all ages and races, living in every major region of the country. Voters residing in urban, suburban and rural environments also voiced support for the program, as did voters of every education and income level. In fact, no sub-group of voters surveyed had less than 60 percent support for the program. Perhaps most impressive of all, 49 percent of voters voiced strong support for the program, with just 13 percent voicing strong opposition.
Published in its entirety in The Economic Standard.