While most Americans (64%) favor their state allowing all voters to vote by mail or absentee ballot, differences arise among key demographic subgroups. Eighty-three percent of Democrats say they favor such a measure, but fewer than half as many Republicans, 40%, express the same sentiment. Sixty-eight percent of independents support state measures that would allow mail or absentee ballots, similar to the level among all Americans.
Generationally, younger respondents are the most likely to favor enabling all voters to vote via mail. Yet across all age groups, a majority of Americans back the idea. While most registered voters (62%) favor such measures, unregistered voters are even more likely (75%) to do so.