In December 2015, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network commissioned a public opinion survey on what Alaskans think about a statewide smoke-free workplace law.
The results were overwhelmingly in favor.
Here are some highlights from a presentation conducted by Dittman Research president Matt Larkin:
- A large majority of Alaskans (69%) support a statewide smoke-free workplace law.
- Support is strong and consistent across all demographic subgroups, including location, age and political party. Even a slight majority of smokers (51%) support the law.
- Similarly large percentages support including e-cigarettes (72%) and marijuana (79%) ina smoke-free workplace law.
- Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Alaskans say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports a smoke-free workplace law. Fully four-out-of-five Alaskans (80%) say a candidates’ support for the law would have a positive or neutral impact on their vote.
- The percentage of Alaskans who report smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke as a serious or moderate health hazard is near absolute (94% and 88%, respectively), and perceived risk has increased slightly since the last measurement.
- A large majority also view the smoking and second-hand exposure of e-cigarettes and marijuana as a serious or moderate health hazard.
To view more information from the survey, click on the link below: