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Public Views on Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising

Mollyann Brodie, Kaiser vice president and director of Public Opinion and Media Research, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the public’s views of prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical industry, and direct-to-consumer drug advertising. Brodie’s testimony was a part of the hearing titled, “Direct-to-Consumer Advertising:…

Survey of Low-Wage Workers

This survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University provides a detailed look at the real life experiences and views of low-wage workers and assesses their financial challenges, including difficulties obtaining and paying for health care, their views about their financial and job situations and their…

New Orleans Three Years After the Storm: The Second Kaiser Post-Katrina Survey, 2008

This comprehensive Kaiser Family Foundation survey of the experiences of New Orleans residents reveals a still-struggling population that gives very mixed reviews in key areas of the recovery efforts. Most residents feel forgotten by the nation and its leaders yet are still optimistic about their city’s future. Overall, the study…

Key Findings: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 – August 2008

This document contains the key findings from the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 poll. The poll involved a nationally representative random sample of 1,517 adults (including 1,362 who say they were registered to vote), who were interviewed by telephone between July 29 and August 6, 2008. The margin…

Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Entertainment Television

While the American public obtains content in a multimedia environment ranging from so called old media like newspapers to new media like blogs and online social networks, television maintains the ability to reach millions of people with relative ease. Popular primetime television’s primary purpose is to entertain the audience, but…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 — September 2008

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 finds that health care has crept up in importance as an election issue in recent months among a key voting group: political independents, who ranked it as highly as Democrats did in this poll.  Roughly one in four (26%) independents rank health…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — February 2009

The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll of 2009 finds the public is increasingly worried about the affordability and availability of care, with many postponing or skipping treatments due to cost in the past year and a notable minority forced into serious financial straits due to medical bills. Slightly more than…

The Future of Health Care Journalism

A new report examining the state of health care journalism and a survey of the members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) were released at a Washington, D.C., discussion about the future of health care journalism. The survey and report detail how the financial pressures on the media…

The Public and the Health Care Delivery System — Toplines

These toplines from a survey by NPR and researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health highlight the public’s attitudes and experiences with the American health care delivery system. The new survey sheds light on Americans’ experiences with issues more typically discussed by health policy…

Pulling it Together: The Experts vs. The Public on Health Reform

In repeated Kaiser polls, we see a divide between what experts believe and what the public believes about some of the key issues in health reform. They don’t disagree on everything; far from it. But there is a wide gulf on basic beliefs about what is behind the problems in…