WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) released the results of his Federal Issues Questionnaire. The questionnaire was mailed out to approximately 80,000 households in the San Fernando Valley. Thousands of responses have poured into Congressman Sherman’s Washington, DC office since January of this year.
Congressman Sherman surveyed constituents about various issues including health insurance reform and climate change.
“The survey provides a direct opportunity for Valley residents to share their feelings on important federal issues,” said Congressman Brad Sherman. “Many people hold strong opinions about the issues currently facing Congress. Hearing from Valley residents, helps me better serve them. I want to stay up to date with what Valley residents are saying, so I can continue to fight for their needs in Washington.”
Valley residents who still wish to share their opinions with Congressman Sherman may do so by visiting www.BradSherman.house.gov and fill out the Federal Issues Questionnaire form online.
The results of survey questions follow. Please click here to view charts.
|As to Health Insurance Reform||Percentage|
|I support President Obama’s plan with a public option||32%|
|We should adopt a “Single Payer” system and eliminate private health insurance companies||20%|
|I support the Republican alternative||24%|
|I do not support major changes in the law||18%|
|Which statement best fits your views on abortion?||Percentage|
|I strongly believe abortion should be legal for all women||46%|
|There should be some limits on abortion; for example, girls under 18 should need parental consent||24%|
|Abortion should be illegal except to save the life of the mother||25%|
|I don’t have strong views on abortion||3%|
|Which Statement best fits your views on global climate change?||Percentage |
|We should not take action, particularly if there are significant costs to consumers or taxpayers||39%|
|We should reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, even if there are substantial costs||55%|
|Other or Undecided||6%|
|Do you strongly support the legislative program of the following organizations?||Percentage |
|National Rifle Association ||32% |
|Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence ||37% |
|AFL-CIO ||16% |
|United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) or the Burbank Teachers Association ||21% |
|American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ||37% |
|Humane Society or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ||42% |
|American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ||23% |
|Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare ||48% |
|The Sierra Club ||32% |