A survey of likely voters in 2010 shows that the American public is generally opposed to mandatory arbitration clauses found in employment and consumer situations. 59% oppose forced arbitration clauses found in the fine print of employment and consumer agreements. 59% of likely voters support the Arbitration Fairness Act, a proposal which would prevent these arbitration clauses. Opposition to such clauses is found regardless of party affiliation or gender. Voters who identify themselves as Republicans opposed these clauses 59%, while Independents opposed such clauses 59%. 60% os surveyed Democrats opposed arbitration clauses.
The survey also indicated that some three-fourths of Americans believe they can sue an employer if necessary the presence of these forced arbitration clauses.
The survey was taken by Lake Research Partners and was commissioned by the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute, an affiliate of National Employment Lawyers Association.