Federal Spotlight: Survey shows 83 percent of employees found employer voting info helpful

February 9, 2017

New survey results from BIPAC, ABI’s national partner on get out the vote efforts, found that more than four out of five employees - 83 percent - surveyed found information provided by their employers helpful in deciding how to vote in the 2016 Election. The results of the survey, which was conducted Nov. 9-10, 2016 and included more than 1,700 employed adults who participated in the general election, are similar to those of years past.

Other highlights include:

  • 52 percent of respondents who got information from their employer said it led them to register to vote
  • 65 percent said information from their employer made them more likely to vote while just seven percent said it made them less like to vote
  • employers ranked highest in terms of credibility; 34 percent of those surveyed rated information from their employer as most credible, compared to 32 percent and 14 percent for information from political parties and labor unions respectively

ABI and BIPAC worked together to provide valuable resources that ABI members were able to share with their employees, including the website www.iavotes.com, candidate comparisons and important information on how to participate in the political process. Click here to read a press release about the BIPAC survey and here to download the survey results.