Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Source: Health Care Priorities: February 2004 (1)

To begin… What do you think is the most important problem for the government to address? Is there another problem you think is almost as important for the government to address?

Asked of half sample

 

Feb-04

ECONOMY (NET)

37

The economy

17

Unemployment

15

Poverty/homelessness

4

HEALTH CARE (NET)

22

Health care/health care reform

12

Medicare

3

Health insurance

3

Prescription drug costs

2

WAR/FOREIGN POLICY (NET)

20

War/Situation with Iraq

10

War (general)

8

Foreign policy/Foreign relations

1

World peace/Peace in the Middle East

*

TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY (NET)

14

Terrorism/Sept. 11 attacks

5

National security

8

War on terrorism

1

EDUCATION (NET)

12

TAXES/BUDGET (NET)

11

National budget/deficit

6

Taxes/tax reform

5

Reduce government spending

1

CRIME (NET)

5

Crime/violence

2

Drug problems

2

SOCIAL SECURITY (NET)

5

OTHER GOVERNMENT ISSUES (NET)

8

Honesty in government

2

Size of government is too large

1

Other

6

Note: Adds up to more than 100 percent because respondents were allowed to give more than one answer.

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, conducted February 5-8, 2004 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,201.

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