WOMEN
01/29/2016 04:51 pm ET

Here's What Single Women Are Looking For In A Presidential Candidate

Support for reproductive rights and equal pay, for a start.
Martin O'Malley, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders appear during the NBC Democratic debate in South Carolina on Ja
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Martin O'Malley, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders appear during the NBC Democratic debate in South Carolina on Jan. 17. A new survey suggests single women find Clinton more likable than they find Sanders.

A new survey reveals what’s motivating single women to head to the polls, and (surprise!) issues involving reproductive health and equal pay are at the top of the list.

A Web survey featured in the March issue of Elle magazine breaks down which issues young women are most concerned about as they prepare to cast their votes. The survey of mostly single millennial women was conducted in partnership with the organization American Women.

According to the survey, 80 percent of single women would support a candidate who fought for equal pay for equal work. A majority of the unmarried women surveyed (eight in 10 actually) were also more likely to support a candidate who supported their right to "maintain full control over their reproductive health."

An article about the survey published on Elle.com offered a look at the candidates young unmarried women find most likable as well. As for which candidates gave them a "warm, favorable feeling," 49 percent felt such feelings when they thought about Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders came in second with 37 percent.

In a new survey, 86 percent of all single women who participated said it was unlikely they'd vote for a candidate who called
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In a new survey, 86 percent of all single women who participated said it was unlikely they'd vote for a candidate who called women such names as "fat pigs" and "disgusting animals" as Trump has done in the past.

It's also important to note that 86 percent of all single women said the odds were low when it came to voting for a candidate who called women such names as "fat pigs," "slobs" and "disgusting animals" (as Republican candidate Donald Trump has in the past). Among Republican women alone, 73 percent said it was unlikely that they would vote for a candidate who described women this way.

So how many single women are planning to head to the polls with these views in mind? According to the survey, nine out of 10 reported that they are "almost certain" they'll be at the ballot box to cast their votes for president this year.

See more of the findings included in the survey on Elle's site

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