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Views on the U.S. Role in Global Health Update: Toplines

These are the complete toplines for a survey that builds on the Foundation’s previous survey work in measuring Americans’ attitudes toward U.S. global health investments and priorities. The survey tracks some questions that were asked earlier in 2009, and delves into some new questions about specific areas of global health…

AIDS at 21: Media Coverage of the HIV Epidemic 1981-2002 – Survey Toplines

The Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with Princeton Survey Research Associates, conducted a comprehensive examination of media coverage of HIV/AIDS from 1981 to 2002.The study investigates the volume of HIV/AIDS coverage over time and key events, domestic versus international focus of coverage, the portrayal of affected populations, story topics, the…

Military Families Survey, Toplines

Military Families SurveyA recent survey conducted by The Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University examines the views of Army spouses and their experiences with military life, including experiences with deployment and attitudes toward re-enlistment, as well as attitudes towards government and the media. The survey was conducted among…

Survey of G7 Nations on HIV Spending in Developing Countries

Kaiser has prepared this survey of more than 7,000 people in G7 nations in advance of the Group of 8 meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland. Public opinion in the countries (Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States) shows similarities among the nations on whether progress is being…

Survey of G7 Nations on HIV Spending in Developing Countries – Survey Toplines

Kaiser has prepared this survey of more than 7,000 people in G7 nations in advance of the Group of 8 meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland. Public opinion in the countries (Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States) shows similarities among the nations on whether progress is being…

South Africans at Ten Years of Democracy

Ten years after the fall of apartheid and the birth of a new democracy, South Africans went to the polls for their third national election in April 2004. During the past ten years, the people of South Africa have witnessed dramatic changes in their government, as well as in their…

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS – Part Two: HIV Testing

These survey findings of Americans’ views on HIV testing are part of Kaiser’s national “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. It explores such issues as how many adults report ever having been tested and talk to their doctor about HIV/AIDS, as well as misconceptions and stigma about…

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, Part One: Global HIV/AIDS – Summary and Chartpack

These survey findings of Americans’ views on global HIV/AIDS are part of Kaiser’s national “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. Other portions of the national survey will be released this summer. This portion of the survey explores such issues as foreign aid, general knowledge about the global…

2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health

The 2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health examines the American public’s views, knowledge and opinions of U.S. efforts to improve health for people in developing countries. The fifth in a series that began in 2009, the survey explores the public’s views on global health spending and foreign aid, their priorities for the U.S. in world affairs, and the attention they pay to the issue of health in developing countries.

Americans’ Views on the U.S. Role in Global Health

The Kaiser Family Foundation has tracked public opinion on global health issues in-depth since 2009. This most recent survey examines views on U.S. spending on health in developing countries and perceptions of barriers and challenges to making progress on the issue. Two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) overall and majorities of Democrats, independents and Republicans alike, say that the United States should play at least a major role in world affairs, including roughly one in five overall (18 percent) who say the U.S. should take the leading role. The survey also finds a general skepticism on the part of the American people when it comes to the effectiveness of global health spending, with seven in ten saying the “bang for the buck” of U.S. spending in this area is only fair or poor, and more than half believing that spending more on global health efforts won’t lead to meaningful progress (a share that has grown since 2012). Although many Americans have concerns about the value of global health spending, six in ten say the U.S. spends too little (26 percent) or about the right amount (34 percent) on global health, and three in ten say it spends too much. Most also recognize benefits to such spending, both for Americans at home as well as for people and communities in developing countries.

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