Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Releases Valley Poll Results


Mar 15, 2010
Press Release

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 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%
Other/Undecided 6%


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%
Other/Undecided 2%


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%
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%