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.
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