Poll finds widespread support -- men, women, Democrats, Republicans -- for Louisiana law to address gender pay gap
Louisiana residents overwhelmingly agree that more work needs to be done to enhance women's equality in the workforce, a new poll shows.
Nine in 10 Louisiana residents would support a law requiring private employers to pay men and women the same amount of money for the same work, the 2017 Louisiana Survey found, indicating a strong desire for Louisiana to shake its reputation of having the worst-in-the-nation gender pay gap.
"This support is broadly shared across a number of demographic and political characteristics," the LSU Public Policy Research Lab researchers note within the report.
Additionally, 71 percent of respondents think that the country needs to make changes to give men and women equal footing in the workforce, and 58 percent agreed that significant obstacles remain that make it harder for women to get ahead.