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National Surveys of the Role of Polls in Policymaking

Three companion surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation, conducted in collaboration with Public Perspective magazine, give new insight into how the public, policy leaders and media professionals view public opinion polls. The surveys show that while policy leaders and journalists see polls as an effective tool for giving the public…

Condom Ads on TV: Unwrapping the Controversy

Ever seen a condom advertised on TV? Up until a few years ago, the answer was almost always “no.” But condoms and other topics once considered “taboo” are beginning to make an appearance on the small screen. A number of leading broadcast networks, as well as cable channels have in…

Health News Index – May/June 2001

The May/June 2001 edition of the Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including the Supreme Court ruling regarding the distribution of medical marijuana and the debate in Congress over a Patients Bill of Rights. This edition also includes findings on public support for…

Recent Attitudes Towards Patients Rights and Managed Care

Newly released survey findings show continued public support for patient protections, including the right to sue health plans, but that support erodes if people believe that the cost of health insurance may increase or that companies might stop offering health coverage to their workers. The survey found that the percentage…

The AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: THE VIEW FROM AMERICA Survey

Twenty years into the AIDS epidemic, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its most recent survey of Americans about HIV/AIDS. This report summarizes the key findings from the survey, including analysis of trends over time and across race/ethnicity, age, and gender. It describes Americans’ concerns about HIV/AIDS as a personal, national,…

National Survey on Poverty in America

Americans aren’t thinking a lot about the poor these days. A new survey by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government found that only about one in 10 Americans names poverty, welfare, or something similar as one of the two top issues government should address.…

Health News Index March/April, 2001-3110

Health News Index March/April, 2001The March/April, 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/HarvardSchool of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about the financial future of Social Security and Medicare. The Health News Index is designed to help the news…

Hot Prospects, Cold Facts: National Survey of South African Youth

This report summarizes the key findings from the largest ever national survey of South African teenagers on their attitudes towards issues such as sex, gender, and substance abuse, as well as their aspirations for the future. This nationally representative random sample of 2,000 South Africans aged 12-17 years shows that…

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues: A National Survey of Parents and Kids-3107

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues: A National Survey of Parents and Kids This is a detailed summary of the Nickelodeon/Talking with Kids National Survey of Parents and Kids about what families today are talking about-or not, as well as the issues kids (and their parents) say they struggle with…