Memo: Green New Deal Support Among Union Members

By Sean McElwee , Julian Brave NoiseCat and John L Ray

Union opposition to the Green New Deal has been widely reported and is one of the most often cited cleavages in Democratic coalition politics. New polling and analysis from Data for Progress shows, however, that this narrative does not reflect the actual views of union members. In fact, we find that union membership is one of the factors most highly correlated with support for Green New Deal policies as well as the Green New Deal framework as a whole.