Statewide Ohio Poll

Access to Quality Child Care is Key to Getting Ohioans Back to Work

The child care crisis has kept many parents—especially mothers with young children—out of the workforce, slowing Ohio’s business and economic recovery.

 

A new statewide poll of Ohio voters and parents with children under the age of 5 finds that access to quality, affordable child care is key to getting Ohioans back to work. The poll—commissioned by Groundwork Ohio and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies—also shows that parents with children under the age of 5 care deeply about early childhood education and are willing to voice their support at the voting booth and to their elected officials.

On behalf of Groundwork Ohio, Public Opinion Strategies completed a statewide survey of 800 registered voters and an oversample of 400 parents with children under the age of five in Ohio. The survey was conducted October 26-November 8, 2021 and has a margin of error of +3.46% for the registered voter sample and +4.9% for the parents oversample.