Bridge Over Troubled Water

Americans broadly support the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, but they are deeply divided along age and racial lines on the $3.5 trillion social spending bill. 

That’s what FGH’s Research and Insights team found in recent polls taking Americans’ temperature on the pending legislation. 

Here are the highlights:

  • 62% of Americans support a roughly $1 trillion spending bill to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, broadband, and other infrastructure projects. Thirty-eight percent of Republicans support it, compared to 85% of Democrats.
  • 66% of adults strongly favor the country paying for infrastructure improvements by raising taxes on corporations, followed by 64% who strongly support accomplishing this by raising taxes on households making more than $400,000 a year.
  • While three-quarters (72%) of Americans aged 18-24 support a $3.5 trillion spending bill on social programs, nearly half (48%) people ages 50-64 oppose it.
  • Over three-quarters (77%) of Black Americans support the additional infrastructure items being considered by the U.S. House that would allocate $3.5 trillion dollars for social programs, while only 52% of white Americans do.