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Topics At A Glance: Health Care

Sample iPOLL here, but there are more than 63,000 questions on Health Care since 1935!

Quality of Health Care

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Overall, how would you rate...the quality of health care in this country--as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?
Gallup Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Overall, how would you rate...the quality of health care you receive--as excellent, good, only fair or poor?
Gallup Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Overall, how would you rate...the quality of health care in this country--as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?
Gallup Poll, [Nov, 2012]



Health Care Spending

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(Some state and local governments are finding they do not have enough money to fund government employee retirement benefits, including pensions and health care benefits.)...(If your city or state faced this situation, would you favor or oppose this as a way to help fund government employee retirement benefits?)...Reducing spending on things like education, health care or infrastructure
Reason-Rupe Poll, [Sep, 2013]




Now let me read you a list of concerns some people have about Democrats if they were to control Congress. Please listen carefully as I read the entire list. After I read them, please tell me which three of the following are the biggest concerns in your own mind about Democrats if they were to control Congress....Big increases in government spending and higher deficits. Total government control with no checks and balances. Government takeover of the health care system. Unwilling to reform Social Security and Medicare to save them for future generations. Would take away Second Amendment right to bear arms. Extreme environment agenda keeps from developing American energy and jobs. Don't stand up for middle class Americans. Promote abortion rights that undermine the family.
%
36     Big increases in government spending and higher deficits
32     Total government control with no checks and balances
30     Government takeover of the health care system
29     Unwilling to reform Social Security and Medicare to save them for future generations
29     Would take away Second Amendment right to bear arms
20     Extreme environment agenda keeps from developing American energy and jobs
19     Don't stand up for middle class Americans
16     Promote abortion rights that undermine the family
10     All (Vol.)
14     None (Vol.)
5     Other (Vol.)
5     Don't know/Refused
Sample: National likely voters in 80 selected congressional competitive districts
Democracy Corps Poll, [Jun, 2013]




(Next, suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates.) Would you vote for or against a law that would...increase government spending for mental health programs for young people?
Gallup Poll, [Apr, 2013]



Children and Health Insurance

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(Now I'm going to read you some things people are saying about Obamacare. After I read each one, please tell me whether it makes you much more supportive of Obamacare, somewhat more supportive, a little more supportive, no more supportive, or less supportive of Obamacare.)...Working women struggle with pay that doesn't keep up with prices and managing the demands of work and children. We should make sure women get equal pay for equal work, raise the minimum wage, expand child care, make sure working parents can care for kids and finally, make sure they have affordable health insurance. Now, women will be sure of having health insurance and health services they can afford--and that is critical for working women.
Sample: National voters
Note: Asked of Form H half sample
Democracy Corps/Women's Voices. Women Vote Poll, [Oct, 2013]




(Now I am going to read you some things Democrats who support the (2010) health care reform law say about how the law will help the country. After I read each one, please tell me if it makes you feel much more favorable toward the health care reform law, somewhat more favorable toward the health care reform law, neither favorable nor unfavorable, or less favorable toward the health care reform law.)...Passing health care reform was the right thing to do because it will provide affordable coverage for millions who didn't have it before. This law makes sure children, people with disabilities and the working poor can receive quality health care at an affordable price, while ensuring those who have insurance can keep their current plans and doctors.
Sample: National likely voters in 80 selected congressional competitive districts
Note: Asked of Form A half sample in Democratic districts
Democracy Corps Poll, [Jun, 2013]




What about other members of your household such as your parents, spouse, children or other people living in your household? Did any of them go without health insurance over the last year, even for a month, or did all of your family have health insurance throughout the past year?
Latino Decisions/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/impreMedia Health Poll, [Apr, 2013]



Concerns about Health and Illness

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Thinking about the new (2010) health care law, do you feel more reassured or worried about your personal health care in the future?
Sample: National registered voters
Fox News Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Which one of the following best describes how you feel about how the (2010) health care law is working--are you angry, embarrassed, proud, hopeful, concerned, or don't you care? Well, if you had to pick one...
%
22     Angry
13     Embarrassed
5     Proud
25     Hopeful
26     Concerned
5     Don't care
3     Mixed/Other (Vol.)
1     Don't know
Sample: National registered voters
Fox News Poll, [Nov, 2013]




Now I'm going to read you a list of concerns some people have about the new (2010) health care law--the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. After I read each one, please tell me whether you are very concerned about this, somewhat concerned, a little concerned, or not at all concerned....Premiums for health insurance will go up
Sample: National voters
Note: Asked of Form C half sample
Democracy Corps/Women's Voices. Women Vote Poll, [Oct, 2013]



Rating Your Overall Health/Mental Health

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How would you rate the quality of your (oldest) child's most recent...Health and fitness teacher?...Excellent, good, fair, poor, very poor
%
28     Excellent
44     Good
11     Fair
6     Poor
2     Very poor
7     Doesn't have this kind of teacher (Vol.)
1     Don't know
1     Refused
Note: Asked of those whose oldest child is in grades 6-12 and they have different teachers for different subjects (97% of those whose oldest child is in grades 6-12)
Associated Press/NORC Poll, [Jun, 2013]




How would you rate your overall physical health--excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
Latino Decisions/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/impreMedia Health Poll, [Apr, 2013]




How would you rate your overall mental health--excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
Latino Decisions/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/impreMedia Health Poll, [Apr, 2013]



Confidence in Health Care Providers

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(Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?)...The medical system
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2013]




How much confidence, if any, do you have that new medicines and medical treatments have been carefully tested before being made available to the public?...A lot, some, not too much, none at all
Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Poll, [Mar, 2013]




(Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?)...The medical system
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2012]



Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

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Do you generally approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President (Barack) Obama that restructured the US health care system?
Gallup Poll, [Dec, 2013]




Do you think that any of the changes being made to your health insurance plan for 2014 are the result of the 2010 health care law, sometimes known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, or not?
Note: Asked of those who have health insurance and have been notified that changes are being made to their policy for 2014 (46% of those insured, 38% of sample)
Associated Press Poll, [Dec, 2013]




Next, we'd like to ask you about the Affordable Care Act, the law President (Barack) Obama signed in 2010 that restructured the US health care system....What would you like to see Congress do with the healthcare law--keep the healthcare law in place as it is, make minor changes to the healthcare law, make major changes to the healthcare law, or repeal the healthcare law entirely?
Gallup Poll, [Dec, 2013]



From the Archives


How often have you consulted... telephone health information services... about possible treatments for arthritis--often, occasionally, or hardly ever?
Note: Have ever had arthritis
Health, Information And Questionable Treatments, [Mar, 1986]




Were any of those public service announcements (you saw or heard) called 'America Responds to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)'?
%
22     Yes
13     No
51     Don't know
14     Neither heard nor saw any public service announcements
AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes Survey, [Nov, 1988]




Do you have...Medicaid, the government's insurance program for people with low incomes?
Note: See note
Local Television News And Health Care Survey, [Jul, 1995]




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53%
answered Obama when asked "(Regardless of which (2012) presidential (election) candidate you support, please tell me if you think Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would better handle each of the following issues.) How about...Medicare?"
Gallup/USA Today Poll, [Aug, 2012]


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