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Source: Health Care as a Voting Issue by Political Party – 2000: December 2000 General

Now I’m going to read you a list of issues that were discussed in this year’s presidential campaigns. After I read them all, tell me which one or two were the MOST important in deciding your vote for president. (RECORD UP TO TWO RESPONSES)

Based on those who said they voted for president in 2000; N=1,052

Note: Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses.

 

Total voters

Republicans

Democrats

Independents

Education

33%

30%

36%

29%

Social Security

28

22

34

25

Moral values

26

45

11

24

Taxes

21

33

12

20

The economy

19

10

26

22

Health care other than Medicare

16

10

23

15

Medicare

12

8

18

9

Crime

6

4

5

9

Other (VOL)

3

4

2

3

None of these (VOL)

2

1

1

4

Don’t know/Refused

1

1

1

1

Survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health. Fieldwork was conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates between November 13 and December 13, 2000 among a randomly selected nationally representative sample of 1,415 adults 18 years or older including 1,052 adults who said they voted in the November election.

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