Paid Sick Days Research

Click here for the complete results and graphics from the Field Research Corporation survey conducted in July 2008.

As paid sick days legislation (AB 2716 – Ma) proceeds through the California State Legislature, what does the voting public think about this workplace benefit? And do California voters see a public health benefit to paid sick days?

To answer these questions and more, CCRWF commissioned the respected Field Research Corporation to assess public opinion on paid sick days.

What did we learn?

  • Striking majorities of Californians – across party, demographic, ethnic and economic lines – are concerned that 5.4 million California workers have no paid sick days – and voters support legislation that would guarantee every worker the right to earn paid sick days.
  • Californians not only consider paid sick days a basic worker right, they also agree that paid sick days laws will protect the public’s health.

Click here for the complete results and graphics from the Field Research Corporation survey conducted in July 2008.

CCRWF extends thanks to the Public Welfare Foundation for funding this effort.

For another recent public health assessment of paid sick days, conducted by Human Impact Partners, click here.