What Michiganders want: Investments in children
What Michiganders want:
Michiganders expect more investment in children.
Even if it raises their taxes.
Across every region of our state.
Kids falling behind in school because of the pandemic
Kids living in households that struggle to afford basic needs
Exposure to trauma in homes & communities
Kids’ mental health
Not every kid getting the learning supports they need
Where should investments be made?
Career exposure, job training, and skill building
Programs to improve kids’ mental health
Programs that reduce the number of youth in the criminal justice system
More affordable childcare
Expanded learning time
What the future looks like with more investment in children
Outcomes deemed most important by voters:
Fewer children will experience abuse or neglect
The number of youth in juvenile justice system will decrease
Children will be better prepared for the workforce & a successful future
Kid’s mental health will improve
Michigan’s economy will improve
Economic & racial inequity will be reduced
Data from a phone survey of 800 likely 2022 General Election voters in Michigan conducted July 27 – August 3, 2021.