In May 2022, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda commissioned Perry Undem to conduct a survey among Black women registered voters nationally and in seven states (FL, GA, LA, OH, PA, TN, TX) about voting in the midterm elections.
The survey was conducted in May 2022 – before the school shooting in Uvalde, TX and prior to the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In September, In Our Own Voice asked pollsters to go back into the field and conduct additional interviews in the seven states to see where abortion, women’s rights, and gun violence / shootings stood on Black women’s issue priorities.
Results show that abortion rights is a higher voting priority across nearly all states. More voters include abortion in their “top 5” issues post-Roe. Black women are more likely (post-Roe) to vote for candidates who support abortion rights and access.
To view the national survey: