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Voters and Health Reform in the 2008 Presidential Election

This analysis, published in the November 6, 2008, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), finds that seven in ten registered voters say major changes are needed in the U.S. health care system. The article is the second in a series of reports published in NEJM examining how the election can…

The Public and the Health Care Delivery System — Summary and Chartpack

This summary and chartpack of the results of 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…

April 2009 Health Tracking Poll

The April Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that six in ten Americans continues to say that they or a member of their household have delayed or skipped health care in the past year. A solid majority of the public believes health care reform is more important than ever because of…

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

This report is based on a survey of Americans on the U.S. role in global health and was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation. It was conducted January 26 through March 8, 2009 (before the international outbreak of the H1N1 influenza A virus), among…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Early Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on the ACA

This poll fielded following the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the heart of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finds a majority of Americans (56 percent) now say they would like to see the law’s detractors stop their efforts to block its implementation and move on to other national problems. Democrats overwhelmingly…

The Swing States and Medicare

The latest partnership poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation explores attitudes towards Medicare among registered voters in three swing states — Florida, Virginia, and Ohio. While the economy remains the top issue, in each state about four in ten voters say Medicare is an extremely important…

Toplines – Health Tracking Poll — March 2007

This document contains the detailed toplines from the first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008, which is tracking changes in the saliency of health as a political and policy priority, what the public’s priorities are for a health reform plan and whether any candidates are breaking through with the public…

Survey Brief: Political Independents and Health Care

With the 2008 presidential race well underway, some analysts believe that political independents will play a key role in the final vote. In July 2007, The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University released a Survey of Political Independents exploring the views and priorities of these voters on…

Toplines: Awareness and Perceptions of the Movie “Sicko”

Toplines: Awareness and Perceptions of the Movie “Sicko”This document contains the detailed toplines from the survey Awareness and Perceptions of the Movie “Sicko”: Selected Findings from the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008. Toplines (.pdf) For results from the full August 2007 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008, go to:…

Survey of Americans’ Views on Taxes

A new survey by National Public Radio, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, examines Americans’ attitudes towards taxes, views on tax policy proposals, and knowledge about the federal tax system. Toplines/Survey (.pdf) Executive Summary (.pdf) View results and listen to stories about the survey on NPR’s website