Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: A Survey of State Voters Ages 50+ (POWADA)

To determine public views on older workers, age discrimination, and the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA), AARP conducted a survey of older voters in eight states: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.


Key findings from these surveys show: 

  • Over one-third of older voters report that they or someone they know has recently experienced age discrimination in the workplace.
  • About eight in ten older voters say it is important for Congress to take action and restore workplace protections against age discrimination.
  • Across party and ideological lines, older voters support the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).
  • More than eight in ten older voters want their Member of Congress to support POWADA.


The survey was conducted for AARP by Woelfel Research Inc. in March 2014 with a random sample of registered voters age 50 and over in each state. 


For more information, contact S. Kathi Brown at skbrown@aarp.org.  Members of the media should contact AARP’s Media Relations Department at (202) 434-2560.


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