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A Closer Look at Perceptions of HIV in Hard Hit Areas

In June 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation released its eighth major survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS to examine national public opinion toward HIV/AIDS. This Data Note is a closer examination of the results on HIV‐related attitudes and perceptions among the group of adults living in metropolitan areas hard hit by…

Additional Findings: HIV Testing

This chart pack is a supplemental report based on a subset of the Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS and provides additional analysis on public opinion on HIV testing. A full survey report, including full question wording for results presented in this report is available here.Chartpack (.pdf)

Survey about U.S. Role in Global Health Reports That Americans Want Take Care of Problems at Home First in a Recession, But Say Don’t Cut Funding For Global Health and Development

Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%) say the government is spending too much on global health, according to this survey of the American people’s attitudes towards U.S. global health and development…

Survey Brief: Views and Experiences with HIV Testing in the U.S.

This survey brief, based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, takes a deeper look at the U.S. public’s attitudes towards and reported experiences with HIV testing, including which groups are most likely to report being tested for HIV, reasons for being tested or not being tested, communications with…

HIV/AIDS At 30: A Public Opinion Perspective

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marks its thirtieth year, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its eighth large-scale national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. Key findings include: Reported HIV testing rates are flat since 1997, including among some key groups at higher risk. Thirty years into the epidemic, there is a declining…

Black Residents' Views on HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia

This data note examines public opinion among Washington, D.C.’s black residents about HIV/AIDS through a new analysis of the findings of the May 2011 Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation 2011 Survey of District of Columbia Residents. The District of Columbia has one of the highest AIDS rates in the nation, and…

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…

Sex Education in America

A new project by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School examines Americans’ views on sex education in the nations public schools. The project reviews whether Americans think sex education should be taught in school, what kind of sex education should be taught, and surveys…