52 Percent of Men Say They Haven’t Benefited From Women Having Affordable Birth Control
Recognition of this intersectionality cut across demographics, though there were some differences: Women, overall, were more likely to see connections than men, and black and Latino voters were more likely to recognize economic effects than white voters. Still, the results held for a majority of each demographic group.
Voters also saw birth control as an issue affecting women’s sexual freedom — which they support. An overwhelming 80 percent of respondents said they believed women should be able to have sex for pleasure, not just for reproduction. Seventy-six percent responded that men should be able to have sex for pleasure.
Men, however, didn’t respond that they had benefit from a woman in their life having access to birth control. While 54 percent of men said they believed women being able to access birth control had an effect on their happiness, only 37 percent believed they had personally benefited from women on birth control.