Kansas Speaks Survey Results Indicate Increasingly Progressive Ideas

By Quinn O’Hara

The results of the Fall 2023 “Kansas Speaks” survey from Fort Hays State University have been published, and they paint a picture of increasingly progressive ideas taking hold across the state.

Nearly 70% of Kansas support Medicaid expansion, and the same number support the legalization of marijuana. 

In terms of abortion issues, 60% of participants felt that women were better analysts of bodily autonomy as opposed to state lawmakers. 55% of responses said that Kansas should not impose a ban on traveling outside the state to seek an abortion.

The survey also asked participants views on housing issues. More than 71% of Kansans are concerned about the price of housing in their community, 55% of Kansans own their home, and 36% pay rent.

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