New Yorkers’ views on the Child-Parent Security Act

The Protecting Modern Families Coalition released results of a survey of registered voters in New York State on May 29, 2019, examining views on the issue of legalizing gestational surrogacy.

The poll shows overwhelming support for allowing compensated gestational surrogacy, as long as regulations are in place to protect the rights and health of surrogates. Specifically, it found 72 percent of New York’s registered voters are in support of regulated, compensated surrogacy. This percentage was consistent among various demographics, including age, race, gender, and education level.


The survey further identifies that most New Yorkers aren’t even aware the state currently bans surrogacy agreements, with just 15 percent identifying themselves as knowing a ban exists.

The survey was conducted for Family Equality Council between May 19-21, 2019, using automated calls to landlines and live calls to cell phones. The sample included 894 registered voters and was weighted to reflect registered voters in the state of New York. The margin of error is 3.08% at a 95% confidence interval.