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Pew Research Center. Feb. 7-12, 2017. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"
2012 & earlier: "Do you approve or disapprove of the health care legislation passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/7-12/17

54 43 3    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

48 47 5    
 

10/20-25/16

46 51 4    
 

4/12-19/16

44 54 3    
 

7/14-20/15

48 49 3    
 

2/18-22/15

45 53 3    
 

11/6-9/14

45 51 4    
 

10/15-20/14

43 51 5    
 

9/2-9/14

44 52 4    
 

4/23-27/14

41 55 4    
 

4/3-6/14

37 50 12    
 

2/27 - 3/16/14

41 53 5    
 

12/3-8/13

41 54 5    
 

10/9-13/13

41 52 7    
 

9/4-8/13

42 53 5    
 

6/28 - 7/9/12

47 43 9    
 

6/7-17/12

43 48 9    
 

4/4-15/12

41 49 10    
 

3/7-11/12

47 45 8    
 

1/5-9/11

41 48 11    

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 20-25, 2017. N=1,190 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.8.

             

"Do you think President Trump and the Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should repeal parts of the health care law but keep other parts, or should not repeal any of the Affordable Care Act?"
1/5-9/17: "Do you think President-elect Trump ..."

 
    Repeal all Repeal
parts
Not repeal
any
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

1/20-25/17

16 51 30 3  
 

1/5-9/17

18 47 31 4  
             

"If Congress decides to repeal Obamacare, do you think that Congress should repeal Obamacare as soon as possible even if they have not decided on a plan to replace it, or should they wait to repeal Obamacare until they have a plan to replace it?"

 
    As soon as
possible
Wait for a
replacement
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/20-25/17

13 84 2    
             

"How important is it to you that health insurance be affordable for all Americans: very important, somewhat important, not so important, or not important at all?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not so
important
Not important
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

1/20-25/17

84 12 2 1  
             

"If your U.S. senator or congressperson votes to repeal Obamacare, will that make you more likely to vote for their reelection, less likely to vote for their reelection, or won't it matter much either way?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
Won't
matter much
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

1/20-25/17

24 43 29 4  

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2017. N=1,257 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 2010?" If approve: "Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve?" If disapprove: "Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?"
7/10 through 2/11: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted last March? ..."
3/29 - 4/1/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the new health care reform bill? ..."
3/18-21/10:
"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the current health care reform bill? ..."
RV = registered voters

 
    Strongly
approve
Somewhat
approve
Somewhat disapprove Strongly
disapprove
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/17

24 24 15 32 5
 

12/9-13/16

24 21 13 37 5
 

10/28 - 11/1/16 RV

17 22 15 39 6
 

10/6-11/16

19 23 12 36 10
 

1/7-10/16

19 22 14 38 8
 

12/4-8/15

20 20 15 37 8
 

6/10-14/15

24 23 14 30 9
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

20 23 14 38 6
 

2/13-17/15

20 24 14 38 4
 

1/9-12/15

22 21 13 37 7
 

10/23-27/14

18 18 14 41 9
 

9/12-15/14

20 21 15 36 7
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

20 21 12 38 8
 

3/20-23/14

20 21 14 39 7
 

1/17-21/14

21 20 16 34 10
 

12/5-8/13

16 23 13 37 11
 

11/15-18/13

15 16 15 46 8
 

10/18-21/13

23 20 14 37 6
 

10/1-2/13

21 22 11 40 6
 

9/19-23/13

17 22 17 34 10
 

7/18-22/13

15 21 18 36 10
 

3/20-24/13

15 20 13 31 22
 

9/8-12/12

21 21 12 34 12
 

8/22-26/12

18 20 14 36 13
 

7/11-16/12

14 22 14 36 14
 

5/31 - 6/3/12

18 16 12 36 18
 

4/13-17/12

18 21 13 34 14
 

3/21-25/12

16 20 17 30 17
 

12/5-7/11

12 23 16 35 14
 

6/3-7/11

14 23 15 33 15
 

2/11-14/11

14 19 17 34 16
 

10/1-5/10

16 23 16 27 18
 

9/10-14/10

15 22 15 34 14
 

7/9-12/10

17 19 16 33 15
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

16 16 14 39 15
 

3/18-21/10

13 24 15 33 15
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 health care law? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is. There are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better. The law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely."

 
    Keep
as is
Changes
needed
Repeal
entirely
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/13-16/17

10 66 22 2  
 

12/9-13/16

9 63 25 2  
             

"If the 2010 health care law is repealed before a replacement has been passed by Congress, how concerned would you be, if at all, that individuals currently covered by the law would not have health insurance: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not very
concerned
Not at all
concerned
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

1/13-16/17

59 24 8 7 1

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Jan. 12-15, 2017. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now as you may know, Barack Obama's health care plan was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010. From what you have heard about the health care law, do you think it is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
1/11 - 7/13: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2010, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
5/10 & 6/10: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan that was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
3/10 & earlier: "From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so."
RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where noted.

 
    Good idea Bad idea Do not have
an opinion
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

45 41 13 1  
 

3/1-5/15

37 44 18 1  
 

10/8-12/14 RV

36 48 14 2  
 

9/3-7/14 RV

34 48 16 2  
 

4/23-27/14

36 46 17 1  
 

3/5-9/14

35 49 14 2  
 

1/22-25/14

34 48 17 1  
 

12/4-8/13

34 50 16 -  
 

10/25-28/13

37 47 14 1  
 

10/7-9/13

38 43 17 2  
 

9/5-8/13

31 44 24 1  
 

7/17-21/13

34 47 18 1  
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

37 49 13 1  
 

7/18-22/12 RV

40 44 15 1  
 

6/20-24/12

35 41 22 2  
 

4/13-17/12

36 45 17 2  
 

12/7-11/11

34 41 24 1  
 

1/13-17/11

39 39 21 1  
 

6/17-21/10

40 44 16 -  
 

5/6-10/10

38 44 17 1  
 

3/11, 13-14/10

36 48 15 1  
 

1/23-25/10

31 46 22 1  
 

1/10-14/10

33 46 18 3  
 

12/11-14/09

32 47 17 4  
 

10/22-25/09

38 42 16 4  
 

9/17-20/09

39 41 17 3  
 

8/15-17/09

36 42 17 5  
 

7/24-27/09

36 42 17 5  
 

6/12-15/09

33 32 30 5  
 

4/23-26/09

33 26 34 7  
             

"When it comes to your opinion about the health care law, do you feel that it is working well the way it is, needs minor modifications to improve it, needs a major overhaul, or should be totally eliminated?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form A). RV = registered voters.

 
    Working
well
Needs minor
modifications
Needs major
overhaul
Should be
eliminated
Other (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

6 44 33 16 1
 

6/14-18/15

8 40 25 25 2
 

2/25-28/15 RV

8 39 24 27 2
 

4/23-27/14

8 40 28 21 3
 

12/4-8/13

4 36 31 26 3
 

10/25-28/13

6 38 28 24 5
             

"As you know, Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law with a new law they would propose. How much confidence do you have that a new law proposed by Republicans in Congress to replace Obama's health care law would make things better: a great deal of confidence, quite a bit of confidence, just some confidence, very little confidence, or no confidence at all?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form B).

 
    A great deal
of confidence
Quite a bit
of confidence
Just some
confidence
Very little
confidence
No confidence
at all
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/17

14 12 23 22 28
             

"Have you or your family been helped by any part of the health care law that was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010?"

 
    Yes No The law hurt
you or your/
family (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/12-15/17

31 65 3 1  

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 4-9, 2017. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"

 
    Is gov't
responsibility
Is not gov't
responsibility
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/4-9/17

60 38 2    
 

3/17-27/16

51 46 2    
 

1/23 - 2/9/14

47 50 3    
             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"
If yes, government responsibility: "Should health insurance be provided through a single national health insurance system run by the government, OR continue to be provided through a mix of private insurance companies and government programs?"
If no, not government responsibility: "Should the government not be involved in providing health insurance at all, OR continue programs like Medicare and Medicaid for seniors and the very poor?"
Combined responses.

 
      1/4-9/17 1/23 -
2/9/14
   
      % %    
 
 

Is gov't responsibility

60 47    
 

Single, gov't-run system

28 21    
 

Mix of private, gov't

29 23    
 

Unsure/Refused

3 2    
 
 

Is not gov't responsibility

38 50    
 

Gov't not involved

5 6    
 

Continue Medicare, Medicaid

32 43    
 

Unsure/Refused

1 1    
 
 

Unsure if gov't responsibility

2 3    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Dec. 13-19, 2016. N=1,204 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?" Options rotated
2010:
"As you may know, a new health reform bill was signed into law earlier this year. Given what you know about the new health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

12/13-19/16

43 46 11    
 

11/15-21/16

43 45 11    
 

10/12-18/16

45 45 10    
 

9/14-20/16

44 47 9    
 

8/18-24/16

40 42 17    
 

7/5-11/16

40 46 14    
 

6/15-21/16

42 44 14    
 

4/12-19/16

38 49 13    
 

3/7-14/16

41 47 13    
 

2/10-18/16

41 46 14    
 

1/13-19/16

41 44 16    
 

12/1-7/15

40 46 14    
 

11/10-17/15

38 45 17    
 

10/14-20/15

42 42 16    
 

9/17-23/15

41 45 14    
 

8/6-11/15

44 41 14    
 

6/25-29/15

43 40 17    
 

6/2-9/15

39 42 19    
 

4/8-14/15

43 42 14    
 

3/6-12/15

41 43 16    
 

1/15-21/15

40 46 15    
 

12/2-9/14

41 46 14    
 

11/5-13/14

37 46 18    
 

10/8-14/14

36 43 20    
 

8/25 - 9/2/14

35 47 19    
 

7/15-21/14

37 53 11    
 

6/12-18/14

39 45 16    
 

5/13-19/14

38 45 17    
 

4/15-21/14

38 46 16    
 

3/11-17/14

38 46 15    
 

2/11-17/14

35 47 18    
 

1/14-21/14

34 50 16    
 

12/10-15/13

34 48 18    
 

11/13-18/13

33 49 18    
 

10/17-23/13

38 44 18    
 

9/12-18/13

39 43 17    
 

8/13-19/13

37 42 20    
 

6/4-9/13

35 43 23    
 

4/15-20/13

35 40 24    
 

3/5-10/13

37 40 23    
 

2/14-19/13

36 42 23    
 

11/7-10/12

43 39 19    
 

10/18-23/12

38 43 19    
 

9/13-19/12

45 40 14    
 

8/7-12/12

38 43 19    
 

7/17-23/12

38 44 17    
 

6/28-30/12

41 41 18    
 

5/8-14/12

37 44 19    
 

4/4-10/12

42 43 15    
 

2/29 - 3/5/12

41 40 19    
 

2/13-19/12

42 43 15    
 

1/12-17/12

37 44 19    
 

12/8-13/11

41 43 17    
 

11/10-15/11

37 44 19    
 

10/13-18/11

34 51 15    
 

9/7-12/11

41 43 16    
 

8/10-15/11

39 44 17    
 

7/13-18/11

42 43 15    
 

6/9-14/11

42 46 12    
 

5/12-17/11

42 44 14    
 

4/7-12/11

41 41 18    
 

3/8-13/11

42 46 13    
 

2/8-13/11

43 48 8    
 

1/4-14/11

41 50 9    
 

12/1-6/10

42 41 18    
 
 

11/3-6/10

42 40 18    
 

Midterm voters

42 49 10    
 
 

10/5-10/10

42 44 15    
 

9/14-19/10

49 40 11    
 

8/16-22/10

43 45 12    
 

7/8-13/10

50 35 14    
 

6/17-22/10

48 41 10    
 

5/11-16/10

41 44 14    
             

"Now thinking more broadly about health care in the country: I'm going to read you some different things Donald Trump and the next Congress might do when it comes to health care. First, [see below]. Should that be a top priority, or important but not a top priority, or not too important, or should it not be done? What about ... ?"

 
    Top
priority
Important Not too
important
Should not
be done
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 
 

"Dealing with the prescription painkiller addiction epidemic"

 

12/13-19/16

45 38 9 5 3
 
 

"Lowering the amount individuals pay for health care"

 

12/13-19/16

67 26 3 2 2
 
 

"Repealing the 2010 health care law"

 

12/13-19/16

37 21 7 31 5
 
 

"Lowering the cost of prescription drugs"

 

12/13-19/16

61 28 6 3 2
 
 

"Decreasing the role of the federal government in health care"

 

12/13-19/16

35 30 9 20 6
 
 

"Decreasing how much the federal government spends on health care over time"

 

12/13-19/16

35 33 9 18 5
 

"During Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he said under his administration Americans will get better health care at a lower cost than they pay now. How confident are you that he will be able to deliver on this campaign promise: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

12/13-19/16

19 29 19 32 1
             

"Now thinking specifically about the 2010 health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act and sometimes referred to as Obamacare: Do you think the next Congress should vote to repeal the 2010 health care law, or should they not vote to repeal it?"

 
    Should
repeal
Should not
repeal
Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

12/13-19/16

49 47 3 1  
             

"Now thinking specifically about the 2010 health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act and sometimes referred to as Obamacare: Do you think the next Congress should vote to repeal the 2010 health care law, or should they not vote to repeal it?" If should vote to repeal: "Should lawmakers vote to repeal the law immediately and work out the details of a replacement plan later, OR should lawmakers wait to vote to repeal the law until the details of a replacement plan have been announced?" Options rotated. Combined responses.

 
    Should repeal:
Immediately
Should repeal:
Wait for a
replacement
Should repeal:
Unsure when
Should not
repeal
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

12/13-19/16

20 28 1 47 4

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 9-13, 2016. N=1,259 adults nationwide.

             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act?" If approve: "Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve?" If disapprove: "Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?" Half sample (Form A)

 
    Strongly
approve
Somewhat
approve
Somewhat disapprove Strongly
disapprove
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

21 26 10 31 12
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 Affordable Care Act? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is. There are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better. The law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely." Half sample (Form A)

 
    Keep
as is
Changes
needed
Repeal
entirely
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

12/9-13/16

10 62 24 4  

 

Pew Research Center. Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2016. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"As you may know, Medicare is the government program that provides health care to seniors and people with permanent disabilities. How much, if anything, have you heard about a proposal to change Medicare into a program that would give future participants a credit toward purchasing private health insurance coverage? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot A little Nothing
at all
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

12 39 48 1  
 

8/16-19/12

30 42 28 1  
 

5/25-30/11

20 50 28 1  
             

"Generally, do you favor or oppose this proposal?" Repeat proposal as needed: "Would you favor or oppose a proposal to change Medicare into a program that would give future participants a credit toward purchasing private health insurance coverage?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

39 43 18    
 

8/16-19/12

32 44 24    
 

5/25-30/11

36 41 23    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?" N=752 (Form 2)

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

48 47 5    
             

"What, if anything, do you think Congress should do with the law now: expand it, leave it as is, or repeal it?" N=752 (Form 2)
2012: "What, if anything, do you think Congress should do with the health care law: expand it, leave it as is, or repeal it?"

 
    Expand it Leave it
as is
Repeal it Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

39 15 39 7  
 

10/20-25/16

40 13 44 4  
 

3/7-11/12

33 20 38 9  
             

"Regardless of your opinion of the health care law, do you think the major provisions of the law are probably here to stay, or do you think they will probably be eliminated?" N=752 (Form 2)

 
    Probably
here to stay
Will probably
be eliminated
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/30 - 12/5/16

39 53 8    
 

7/14-20/15

51 43 6    
 

2/18-22/15

50 45 6    
 

4/23-27/14

49 43 8    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 9-13, 2016. N=1,019 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Now thinking about health care in the country as a whole, overall, how would you rate the quality of health care in this country -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/9-13/16

16 39 31 13 2
 

11/4-8/15

15 38 33 13 1
 

11/6-9/14

18 36 31 14 1
 

11/7-10/13

18 36 30 15 1
 

11/15-18/12

21 41 27 11 -
 

11/3-6/11

20 39 29 11 1
             

"Overall, how would you rate health care coverage in this country -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/9-13/16

5 28 37 28 2
 

11/4-8/15

6 27 41 26 1
 

11/6-9/14

7 31 35 26 1
 

11/7-10/13

6 26 38 28 2
 

11/15-18/12

5 36 37 21 1
 

11/3-6/11

6 27 41 24 2
             

"Thinking again about health care in the country as a whole, are you generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the total cost of health care in this country?"

 
    Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-13/16

19 80 2    
 

11/4-8/15

21 78 1    
 

11/6-9/14

23 76 1    
 

11/7-10/13

24 74 2    
 

11/15-18/12

22 77 1    
 

11/3-6/11

20 78 2    
 

11/4-7/10

23 76 1    
 

11/5-8/09

26 72 2    
 

11/13-16/08

19 79 2    
 

11/11-14/07

17 81 2    
 

11/9-12/06

19 79 2    
 

11/7-10/05

20 79 1    
 

11/7-10/04

21 78 1    
 

11/3-5/03

20 79 1    
 

11/11-14/02

22 75 3    
 

11/8-11/01

28 71 1    
             

"Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?"

 
    Is gov't
responsibility
Is not gov't
responsibility
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-13/16

52 45 3    
 

11/4-8/15

51 47 2    
 

11/6-9/14

45 52 3    
 

11/7-10/13

42 56 2    
 

11/15-18/12

44 54 2    
 

11/3-6/11

50 46 4    
 

11/4-7/10

47 50 3    
 

11/5-8/09

47 50 3    
 

11/13-16/08

54 41 5    
 

11/11-14/07

64 33 3    
 

11/9-12/06

69 28 3    
 

11/7-10/05

58 38 4    
 

11/7-10/04

64 34 2    
 

11/3-5/03

59 39 2    
 

11/11-14/02

62 35 3    
 

11/8-11/01

62 34 4    
 

9/11-13/00

64 31 5    
 

1/13-16/00

59 38 3    
             

"Which of the following approaches for providing health care in the United States would you prefer: a government-run health care system, or a system based mostly on private health insurance?" Options rotated

 
    Government-
run
Private
insurance
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-13/16

43 53 4    
 

11/4-8/15

41 55 4    
 

11/6-9/14

35 61 4    
 

11/7-10/13

34 61 5    
 

11/15-18/12

36 57 6    
 

11/3-6/11

39 56 6    
 

11/4-7/10

34 61 5    
             

"Overall, how would you rate the quality of health care you receive -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Not
applicable
(vol.)
    % % % % %
 

11/9-13/16

32 44 17 5 1
 

11/3-6/11

40 42 11 5 1
             

"Overall, how would you rate your health care coverage -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Not
applicable
(vol.)
    % % % % %
 

11/9-13/16

23 42 23 10 2
 

11/3-6/11

29 43 14 11 3
             

"Are you generally satisfied or dissatisfied with the total cost you pay for your health care?"

 
    Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-13/16

56 42 2    
 

11/4-8/15

57 42 1    
 

11/6-9/14

57 41 2    
 

11/7-10/13

59 38 3    
 

11/15-18/12

59 39 2    
 

11/3-6/11

60 38 2    
 

11/4-7/10

58 40 2    
 

11/5-8/09

62 36 2    
 

11/13-16/08

58 39 3    
 

11/11-14/07

57 39 4    
 

11/9-12/06

54 42 4    
 

11/7-10/05

57 41 2    
 

11/7-10/04

58 41 1    
 

11/3-5/03

57 41 2    
 

11/11-14/02

58 39 3    
 

11/8-11/01

64 33 3    
             

"... Do you generally approve or disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama, that restructured the U.S. health care system?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-13/16

42 53 5    
 

11/4-8/15

44 52 4    
 

7/1-3 & 5/15

47 48 5    
 

4/1-4/15

44 50 7    
 

11/6-9/14

37 56 6    
 

10/1-2/14

41 53 6    
 

5/21-25/14

43 51 5    
 

4/7-8/14

43 54 3    
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

40 55 5    
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

41 51 9    
 

1/3-4/14

38 54 8    
 

12/11-12/13

41 51 8    
 

11/23-24/13

40 54 6    
 

11/7-10/13

40 55 5    
 

10/26-28/13

44 47 9    
 

10/18-20/13

45 50 6    
 

8/17-18/13

41 49 11    
 

6/20-24/13

44 52 4    

 

Annenberg Public Policy Center Annenberg Science Knowledge survey conducted by SSRS. June 2-6, 2016. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"Some say that because of Zika virus in Brazil, the Summer Olympics scheduled to take place there in August should be cancelled, postponed or moved to another country, while others say the games should go on as scheduled. Which comes closer to your view? The games should be cancelled, postponed, or moved to another country. The games should go on as scheduled."

 
    Should be cancelled, postponed,
or moved
Should
go on as
scheduled
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/2-6/16

59 36 2 3 1

 

Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 19-22, 2016. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Which is closer to your view on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? It is working relatively well, and it needs some fixes to be better. It is fatally flawed and should be repealed and replaced."

 
    It needs
some fixes
It should
be replaced
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/19-22/16

50 46 4    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Jan. 13-19, 2016. N=1,204 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What would you like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care law? Expand what the law does. Move forward with implementing the law as it is. Scale back what the law does. Repeal the entire law." Options rotated

 
    1/13-19/16 12/1-7/15 11/10-17/15    
    % % %    
 

Expand it

30 22 26    
 

Implement as is

20 18 16    
 

Scale it back

12 14 12    
 

Repeal it

30 35 30    
 

None/Other (vol.)

2 4 6    
 

Unsure/Refused

5 7 10    
             
 
    10/14-20/15 9/17-23/15 8/6-11/15 6/25-29/15 6/2-9/15
    % % % % %
 

Expand it

28 25 28 25 24
 

Implement as is

16 18 22 22 19
 

Scale it back

11 11 12 12 12
 

Repeal it

32 31 28 27 29
 

None/Other (vol.)

5 5 4 5 7
 

Unsure/Refused

7 9 5 7 10
             
    4/8-14/15 3/6-12/15 1/15-21/15 12/2-9/14 11/5-13/14
    % % % % %
 

Expand it

24 23 23 24 22
 

Implement as is

22 23 19 21 20
 

Scale it back

12 10 14 12 17
 

Repeal it

29 30 32 31 29
 

None/Other (vol.)

5 7 5 4 5
 

Unsure/Refused

8 7 7 7 8
             

"When Republican lawmakers recently voted to repeal the health care law, do you think they did so more because they are trying to gain political advantage, or more because they believe the law is bad for the country?" Options rotated

 
    To gain
advantage
Believe
law is bad
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

1/13-19/16

56 35 4 1 4
             

"As far as you know, do the Republicans in Congress have an agreed-upon alternative to the health care law, or not?"

 
    Have an
alternative
Don't have an
alternative
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

1/13-19/16

19 65 16    
 

8/6-11/15

12 70 18    
 

1/15-21/15

14 63 23    
 

5/13-19/14

13 61 26    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Dec. 1-7, 2015. N=1,202 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Now, please tell me if you favor or oppose having a national health plan in which all Americans would get their insurance through an expanded, universal form of Medicare-for-all."

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

12/1-7/15

58 34 8    

 

Quinnipiac University. July 23-28, 2015. N=1,644 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.4.

             

"Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/23-28/15

43 52 5    
 

5/19-26/15

43 51 6    
 

11/18-23/14

40 54 6    
 

6/24-30/14

43 55 2    
 

3/26-31/14

41 55 5    
 

1/15-19/14

38 56 7    
 

1/4-7/14

40 56 4    
 

12/3-9/13

39 57 4    
 

11/6-11/13

39 55 6    
 

9/23-29/13

45 47 8    
             

"Do you think Congress should try to repeal the health care law, or should they let it stand?"
2011: "Do you think Congress should try to repeal the new health care law. . . ."

 
    Try to
repeal
Let it
stand
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

7/23-28/15

48 47 5    
 

5/19-26/15

46 48 6    
 

11/18-23/14

48 46 6    
 

7/1-8/12

49 43 8    
 

4/11-17/12

51 38 11    
 

2/14-20/12

52 39 10    
 

11/14-20/11

47 41 12    
 

4/26 - 5/1/11

44 45 11    
 

1/4-11/11

48 43 8    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 16-19, 2015. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you support or oppose the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a key part of the federal health care law?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/16-19/15

45 42 13    

 

Gallup Poll. July 1-3 & 5, 2015. N=2,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, a number of the provisions of the health care law have already gone into effect. So far, has the new law helped you and your family, not had an effect, or has it hurt you and your family?" Options rotated
4/14 & earlier: "
As you may know, a few of the provisions of the health care law have already gone into effect. ..."

 
    Helped Not had
an effect
Hurt Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/1-3 & 5/15

18 55 25 2  
 

4/1-4/15

17 57 23 4  
 

10/1-2/14

16 54 27 3  
 

5/21-25/14

14 59 24 4  
 

4/7-8/14

15 64 18 3  
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

10 63 23 4  
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

13 64 19 4  
 

1/3-4/14

10 66 19 4  
 

11/23-24/13

9 69 19 4  
 

2/20-21/12

12 70 16 3  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. June 25-29, 2015. N=1,202 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"So far, would you say the health care law has directly helped you and your family, directly hurt you and your family, or has it not had a direct impact?"

 
    Helped Hurt No direct
impact
Both helped
& hurt (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/25-29/15

19 24 53 1 2
 

6/2-9/15

19 24 54 1 2
 

4/8-14/15

19 22 56 1 2
 

3/6-12/15

19 22 57 - 2
 

1/15-21/15

16 25 57 1 1
 

11/5-13/14

16 24 59 - 1
 

10/8-14/14

16 26 56 1 1
 

8/25 - 9/2/14

14 27 56 1 1
 

7/15-21/14

15 28 56 - 1
 

5/13-19/14

14 24 60 - 2
             

"As you may have heard, the Supreme Court heard a case about whether the health care law says people in all states can be eligible for financial help from the government to buy health insurance or if financial help is only available to people in states with state-run marketplaces. How much, if anything, have you heard about this case: a lot, some, only a little or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot Some Only a
little
Nothing
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

6/25-29/15

22 17 30 31 1
             

"To the best of your knowledge, has the United States Supreme Court announced their final ruling on the case challenging part of the health care law, or not?"

 
    Yes, has No, has not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/25-29/15

39 38 23    
             
 

If answered "Yes, has":
"As far as you know, did the Supreme Court rule to change the health care law so that financial help to buy health insurance can only be provided to people in states with state-run marketplaces, or did the Court rule to keep the health care law as it is so that financial help can be provided to people in all states including those using the federal marketplace?" Options rotated

 
    Only where
state-run
In all
states
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/25-29/15

10 78 13    
             

"Though not everyone has had a chance to hear about it / As you noted, the Supreme Court recently decided to keep the health care law as it is so that low and moderate income people in all states can be eligible for financial help from the government to buy health insurance, regardless of the type of marketplace set up in their state. Do you approve or disapprove of the Court's decision in this case?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/25-29/15

62 32 7    
             
 

If answered "Disapprove":
"What if you heard that as a result of the decision, more than 6 million people in states using the federal marketplace will keep the financial help they have been getting to pay for health insurance? Would you still say you disapprove of the Court's decision or would you now say you approve?"

 
    Still
disapprove
Now
approve
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/25-29/15

79 14 7    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. June 26-28, 2015. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, the Supreme Court ruled that government assistance for lower-income Americans buying health insurance through both state-operated and federally-operated health insurance exchanges is legal. Do you support or oppose this ruling?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

63 34 3    
 

Democrats

79 19 2    
 

Independents

63 34 3    
 

Republicans

42 54 4    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 10-14, 2015. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted in 2010?" If approve: "Do you strongly approve or somewhat approve?" If disapprove: "Do you somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove?"
7/10 through 2/11: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the health care law that was enacted last March? ..."
3/29 - 4/1/10: "From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the new health care reform bill? ..."
3/18-21/10:
"From what you've heard or read, do you approve or disapprove of the current health care reform bill? ..."

 
    Strongly
approve
Somewhat
approve
Somewhat disapprove Strongly
disapprove
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

6/10-14/15

24 23 14 30 9
 

4/30 - 5/3/15

20 23 14 38 6
 

2/13-17/15

20 24 14 38 4
 

1/9-12/15

22 21 13 37 7
 

10/23-27/14

18 18 14 41 9
 

9/12-15/14

20 21 15 36 7
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

20 21 12 38 8
 

3/20-23/14

20 21 14 39 7
 

1/17-21/14

21 20 16 34 10
 

12/5-8/13

16 23 13 37 11
 

11/15-18/13

15 16 15 46 8
 

10/18-21/13

23 20 14 37 6
 

10/1-2/13

21 22 11 40 6
 

9/19-23/13

17 22 17 34 10
 

7/18-22/13

15 21 18 36 10
 

3/20-24/13

15 20 13 31 22
 

9/8-12/12

21 21 12 34 12
 

8/22-26/12

18 20 14 36 13
 

7/11-16/12

14 22 14 36 14
 

5/31 - 6/3/12

18 16 12 36 18
 

4/13-17/12

18 21 13 34 14
 

3/21-25/12

16 20 17 30 17
 

12/5-7/11

12 23 16 35 14
 

6/3-7/11

14 23 15 33 15
 

2/11-14/11

14 19 17 34 16
 

10/1-5/10

16 23 16 27 18
 

9/10-14/10

15 22 15 34 14
 

7/9-12/10

17 19 16 33 15
 

3/29 - 4/1/10

16 16 14 39 15
 

3/18-21/10

13 24 15 33 15
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the 2010 health care law? The law is working well and should be kept in place as is. There are some good things in the law, but some changes are needed to make it work better. OR, The law has so much wrong with it that it needs to be repealed entirely."

 
    Should be
kept as is
Changes
are needed
Needs to
be repealed
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

6/10-14/15

9 55 31 6  
 

2/13-17/15

6 60 32 2  
 

1/9-12/15

11 54 32 2  
 

5/16-19/14

6 56 35 3  
 

2/19-23/14

6 50 42 2  
 

1/17-21/14

6 56 34 4  
 

12/5-8/13

6 53 37 3  
 

11/15-18/13

7 48 43 2  
             

"The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case about the 2010 health care law that will determine whether the government can continue to provide financial assistance to help some low and moderate income Americans buy health insurance. Do you think the court should or should not allow this financial assistance to continue?"

 
    Should
allow
Should
not allow
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

70 22 8    
 

Republicans

41 50 9    
 

Democrats

88 6 5    
 

Independents

70 20 10    
             

"If the U.S. Supreme Court rules it is not legal to provide financial assistance to help some low and moderate income people buy health insurance, do you think Congress should pass a law that would allow this, or should Congress not address the issue?"

 
    Should
pass a law
Should not
address it
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

64 29 8    
 

Republicans

45 47 8    
 

Democrats

79 15 6    
 

Independents

62 29 9    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-31, 2015. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/29-31/15

43 55 2    
 

7/18-20/14

40 59 1    
 

3/7-9/14

39 57 4    
 

12/16-19/13

35 62 3    
 

11/18-20/13

40 58 2    
 

10/18-20/13

41 56 3    
 

9/27-29/13

38 57 4    
 

5/17-18/13

43 54 3    
             

"As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country's health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?" If oppose: "Do you oppose that legislation because you think its approach toward health care is too liberal, or because you think it is not liberal enough?" Combined responses.

 
    Favor Oppose:
Too liberal
Oppose:
Not liberal
enough
Oppose:
Another
reason
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/29-31/15

43 37 15 3 2
 

7/18-20/14

40 38 17 4 1
 

3/7-9/14

39 39 12 5 4
 

12/16-19/13

35 43 15 4 3
 

11/18-20/13

40 41 14 3 2
 

10/18-20/13

41 38 12 6 3
 

9/27-29/13

38 39 11 7 4
 

5/17-18/13

43 35 16 3 3
             

"Would you describe the health care law as a success or as a failure, or would you say it is too soon to tell?"
2013 & 2014: "Would you describe the new health care law as a success or as a failure, or would you say it is too soon to tell?"

 
    Success Failure Too soon
to tell
   
    % % %    
 

5/29-31/15

11 35 53    
 

5/2-4/14

12 39 49    
 

11/18-20/13

8 39 53    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 28-31, 2015. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law that made changes to the health care system?"
2014 & earlier: "Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/28-31/15

39 54 7    
 

9/4-7/14

43 52 5    
 

4/24-27/14

44 48 8    
 

3/26-30/14

49 48 3    
 

1/20-23/14

46 49 5    
 

12/12-15/13

46 49 5    
 

11/14-17/13

40 57 2    
 

10/17-20/13

46 49 5    
 

9/12-15/13

42 52 6    
 

7/18-21/13

42 49 9    
 

7/5-8/12

47 47 6    
 

4/5-8/12

39 53 8    
 

3/7-10/12

41 52 7    
             

"The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could undermine the entire health care law by blocking federal subsidies that help some low and moderate income Americans pay for their health insurance. Do you think the court should or should not take this action?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/28-31/15

38 55 8    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. April 8-14, 2015. N=1,506 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Before the health care law went into effect, the independent Congressional Budget Office estimated how much it would cost the government. Do you know if the health care law is now costing the government more than originally estimated, less than originally estimated, or is it costing about the same as originally estimated?"

 
    More Less About
the same
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

4/8-14/15

50 8 18 23  

 

Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. April 6-8, 2015. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"What is your opinion of the health care law? It should be repealed. It may need small modifications, but we should see how it works. It should be left alone."
9/12: "Turning to the health care law passed in 2010, what is your opinion of the law? ..."
6/11 & 3/12:
"Turning to the health care law passed last year, what is your opinion of the law? ..."

 
    Should be
repealed
See how
it works
Should be
left alone
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/6-8/15

35 51 12 2  
 

6/6-9/14

32 56 10 2  
 

3/7-10/14

34 51 13 2  
 

9/21-24/12

34 40 19 7  
 

3/8-11/12

37 46 11 6  
 

6/17-20/11

35 51 11 3  

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. March 6-12, 2015. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"If the Supreme Court rules that financial help to buy health insurance is only available to low- and moderate-income people in states with state-run marketplaces, do you think Congress should pass a law so that people in all states can be eligible for financial help from the government to buy health insurance, or do you think Congress shouldn't act on this issue?"

 
    Congress
should pass
a law
Congress
shouldn't act
on this issue
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/6-12/15

65 29 6    
 

1/15-21/15

64 27 9    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Feb. 25-28, 2015. N=800 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"The Supreme Court is deciding whether it is legal in all states for the federal government to provide financial help to low and moderate income people under the new health care law. If the Supreme Court rules this is not legal, people in thirty-seven states, where there is not a state exchange, would lose this financial assistance. If this happens, do you think Congress should pass a law so that low and moderate income people in ALL states can be eligible for financial help from the government to buy health insurance, or do you think Congress should not pass a law on this issue?"

 
    Should
pass a law
Should not
pass a law
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/25-28/15

54 35 2 9  

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 18-22, 2015. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Regardless of your opinion of the health care law, do you think the major provisions of the law are probably here to stay, or do you think they will probably be eliminated?"

 
    Here to
stay
Will be
eliminated
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/18-22/15

50 45 6    
 

4/23-27/14

49 43 8    

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 13-17, 2015. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think parents should be required to vaccinate their children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella, or do you think parents should be able to decide whether or not to vaccinate their children?"

 
    Should be
required
Should
be able
to decide
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

66 32 2    
 

Republicans

59 38 3    
 

Democrats

75 23 1    
 

Independents

64 34 2    
             

"Should children who have NOT been vaccinated from diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella be allowed to attend public schools, or not?"

 
    Should be
allowed
Should not
be allowed
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

2/13-17/15

32 64 4    
             

"Do you think parents have a responsibility to vaccinate their children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella in order to prevent other people from getting these diseases, or don't you think they have that responsibility?"

 
    Have a
responsibility
Don't have a
responsibility
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

2/13-17/15

93 4 2    
             

"In general, how safe are vaccines given to children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella: very safe, somewhat safe, not very safe, or not safe at all?"

 
    Very safe Somewhat
safe
Not very
safe
Not safe
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

2/13-17/15

61 28 4 2 4
             

"How likely do you think it is that vaccines given to children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella can cause neurological disorders like autism: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?"

 
    Very likely Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not at
all likely
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

2/13-17/15

3 21 38 32 6
             

"How much have you heard or read about the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S.: a lot, some, or not much?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Nothing at
all (vol.)
 
    % % % %  
 

2/13-17/15

42 35 21 1  
             

"How serious a problem would you say the recent outbreak of measles is? Would you say it is a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, not too serious a problem, or not a serious problem at all?"

 
    Very
serious
Somewhat
serious
Not too
serious
Not at all
serious
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

2/13-17/15

32 44 18 4 2
             

"How concerned are you that the recent outbreak of measles will become more widespread: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not too
concerned
Not at all
concerned
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

2/13-17/15

27 38 25 8 1

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Feb. 12-15, 2015. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think parents should be required to have their children vaccinated against preventable diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella or polio if the children are healthy enough to be vaccinated?"

 
    Should be Should
not be
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/12-15/15

78 22 1    
             

"If a child has not been vaccinated even though he or she is healthy enough to receive vaccines, do you think that child should be allowed to participate in each of the following activities, or not? ..."

 
    Should be Should
not be
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Public school"

 

2/12-15/15

42 58 -    
             
 

"Private school"

 

2/12-15/15

51 48 1    
             
 

"Daycare"

 

2/12-15/15

39 61 -    
             

"How likely do you think it is that someone in your local community will be infected with measles in the next few weeks: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not too
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/12-15/15

11 28 37 23 1

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 5-8, 2015. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Thinking about vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, do you think these vaccines are safe for healthy children or are they not safe for healthy children?"

 
    Are safe Are not
safe
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/5-8/15

83 9 7    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Jan. 15-21, 2015. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"As you may know, Republicans now control both the House and the Senate. Which of the following do you think is most likely to happen with the health care law in 2015? It will be repealed entirely. It will undergo major changes. It will undergo minor changes. OR, It will continue as is." Options rotated

 
    Repealed
entirely
Major
changes
Minor
changes
Continue
as is
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

1/15-21/15

12 31 32 21 4
             

"When lawmakers propose changes to the health care law, do you think they are doing so more because they are trying to gain political advantage, or more because they believe the changes will improve the law?" Options rotated

 
    To gain
political advantage
To improve
the law
Both
equally
(vol.)
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

1/15-21/15

63 29 4 1 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2015. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide.

             

"The federal health care law says companies with 50 or more employees have to offer health insurance to those who work at least 30 hours a week. The Republicans in Congress have proposed changing this to at least 40 hours a week. Which of these do you prefer? Should employers be required to provide coverage for employees who work at least 30 hours a week, or should it be at least 40 hours a week?"

 
    At least
30 hours
At least
40 hours
Less than 30
hours (vol.)
Not
required (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/12-15/15

53 40 1 3 3

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Dec. 4-7, 2014. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Would you favor or oppose the government offering everyone a government-administered health insurance plan -- something like the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get -- that would compete with private health insurance plans?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/4-7/14

59 34 8    
 

10/5-8/09

62 31 7    
 

9/19-23/09

65 26 9    
 

8/27-31/09

60 34 6    
 

7/24-28/09

66 27 7    
 

7/9-12/09

64 29 7    
 

6/12-16/09

72 20 7    
             

"Would you favor or oppose a single-payer health care system, in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan that is financed by taxes?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

12/4-7/14

43 50 7    

 

Quinnipiac University. Nov. 18-23, 2014. N=1,623 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.4.

             

"Do you think Congress will try to repeal the health care law or not?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/18-23/14

75 17 8    
             

"If Congress tries to repeal the health care law, do you think it will be successful or not?"

 
    Will be
successful
Will not be
successful
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

11/18-23/14

30 56 14    

 

USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 13-16, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"As you may know, the second round of enrollment in the government's Affordable Care Act is beginning this weekend. Do you think there will be more problems or fewer problems than last year with the Obamacare website -- or do you think it will be about the same?"

 
    More
problems
Fewer
problems
About
the same
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

11/13-16/14

23 28 43 5 1

 

Pew Research Center. Nov. 6-9, 2014. N=1,353 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?" If disapprove: "When it comes to the health care law, would you like to see Republican leaders in Congress focus their efforts on getting rid of the law entirely, or focus their efforts on making modifications to the law?" Combined responses.

 
    Approve Disapprove:
Get rid of law
Disapprove:
Modify law
Disapprove:
Unsure
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

11/6-9/14

45 24 25 2 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014. Registered voters nationwide.

             

"Now, how prepared, if at all, do you think that the United States is for a possible outbreak of the Ebola virus: very prepared, somewhat prepared, not too prepared, or not prepared at all?" N=595 (Form B)

 
    Very
prepared
Somewhat
prepared
Not too
prepared
Not prepared
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/30 - 11/1/14

16 41 23 19 1
 

10/8-12/14

12 44 22 20 1
             

"Which comes closer to your point of view about whether health professionals who have been treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but have no symptoms of Ebola should be quarantined for twenty-one days when they arrive here? They should be quarantined until we are absolutely sure they do not develop symptoms later and pose a risk to the public. They should NOT be quarantined because they have no symptoms and this requirement will make it less likely others will be willing to treat Ebola patients." Options rotated. Asked Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014. N=293 (Form A).

 
    Should be Should
not be
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/31 - 11/1/14

71 24 5    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 24-26, 2014. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think the federal government has done a good job or a poor job of treating people in the U.S. who have been infected with the Ebola virus and preventing others in the U.S. from getting it?"

 
    Good job Poor job Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/24-26/14

54 42 3    
             

"How confident are you that the federal government can prevent a nationwide epidemic of the Ebola virus: very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not very
confident
Not confident
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

10/24-26/14

33 38 16 13  
             

"Suppose there was a case of the Ebola virus reported in your community. Do you think your local hospitals, police, and emergency services are very prepared, somewhat prepared, not too prepared, or not at all prepared to respond to that?"

 
    Very
prepared
Somewhat
prepared
Not too
prepared
Not at all
prepared
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/24-26/14

16 37 22 24 2
             

"Do you think the federal government's response to the Ebola virus should be limited to treating people in the U.S. who have the disease and preventing others in the U.S. from getting it, or should the U.S. government's response also include treating people with Ebola in African countries and preventing the disease from spreading in those countries as well as in the U.S.?"

 
    U.S. only U.S. and
Africa
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/24-26/14

27 71 2 1  
             

"If a vaccine that protects people from the Ebola virus became available, would you yourself get the shot, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/24-26/14

50 48 2    

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 15-20, 2014. N=2,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.

             

"How much confidence do you have in the federal government to prevent a major outbreak of the Ebola virus in the U.S.: a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all?"

 
    A great
deal
A fair
amount
Not too
much
None
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

18 36 25 19 2
 

10/2-5/14

20 38 24 17 2
             

"How much confidence do you have in U.S. hospitals to diagnose and isolate possible cases of Ebola in the U.S.: a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all?" N=992 (Form 1)

 
    A great
deal
A fair
amount
Not too
much
None
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

16 44 29 9 2
             

"How worried are you that you or someone in your family will be exposed to the Ebola virus: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?" N=1,011 (Form 2)

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not at all
worried
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/15-20/14

17 24 32 27 1
 

10/2-5/14

11 21 37 30 1
             

"As you may know, the U.S. has sent military troops, food and medical supplies to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Overall, do you favor or oppose U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/15-20/14

77 19 3    

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 18-19, 2014. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Now thinking about the Ebola virus that has been in the news, did you, personally, worry yesterday about getting the Ebola virus, or not?"

 
    Yes,
worried
No,
did not
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-19/14

24 75 1    
 

10/11-12/14

23 77 1    
 

10/4-5/14

22 77 1    
             

"How likely do you think it is that you or someone in your family will get the Ebola virus: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?"

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not too
likely
Not likely
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/18-19/14

2 13 32 50 3
 

10/11-12/14

2 14 30 51 3
 

10/4-5/14

4 10 34 49 4
             

"How confident are you that the federal government will be able to handle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in this country: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not confident
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/18-19/14

19 33 22 24 2
 

10/11-12/14

23 37 20 18 3
 

10/4-5/14

26 35 20 17 2
             

"Which comes closest to your view about the Ebola virus? It will not strike the United States at all. There will be a minor outbreak in the United States. There will be a major outbreak in the United States, but it will not create a crisis. OR, It will strike the United States and create a crisis." Options rotated

 
    Will not
strike U.S.
A minor
outbreak
A major
outbreak
A crisis Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/18-19/14

9 65 10 10 6
 

10/4-5/14

12 65 9 9 6

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 15-16, 2014. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one: a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little? The medical system."

 
    A great
deal
Quite
a lot
Some Very
little
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/15-16/14

16 24 34 24 1
             

"How would you rate the job being done by the Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA? Would you say it is doing an excellent, good, only fair, or poor job?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/15-16/14

7 30 38 21 3
             

"How would you rate the job being done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC? Would you say it is doing an excellent, good, only fair, or poor job?"

 
    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/15-16/14

8 29 30 30 3

 

Kaiser Family Foundation. Oct. 8-14, 2014. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Which would you rather see your representative in Congress do when it comes to the health care law? They should work to improve the law. They should work to repeal the law and replace it with something else." Options rotated

 
    Improve Repeal,
replace
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

10/8-14/14

64 33 2 2  
 

8/25 - 9/2/14

63 33 2 2  
 

7/15-21/14

60 35 2 2  
 

5/13-19/14

59 34 3 4  
 

4/15-21/14

58 35 3 4  
             

"Switching topics, I'd like to ask you some questions about the disease Ebola. How worried are you, if at all, that the U.S. will see a large number of Ebola cases in the next 12 months? Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not at all
worried
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/8-14/14

31 32 20 16 1
             

"How worried are you, if at all, that you or someone in your family will get sick from Ebola? Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not at all
worried
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

10/8-14/14

24 21 25 29 1
             

"Do you think the U.S. government is doing ENOUGH or NOT DOING ENOUGH to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?" N=782 (Form A)

 
    Enough Not
enough
Should not
be involved
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

10/8-14/14

45 40 2 12  
             

"Do you think the U.S. government is doing ENOUGH or NOT DOING ENOUGH to protect Americans from Ebola?" N=721 (Form B)

 
    Enough Not
enough
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

10/8-14/14

48 44 8    

 

Harvard School of Public Health/SSRS. Oct. 8-12, 2014. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"Are you concerned that there will be a large outbreak of Ebola inside the United States within the next 12 months, or aren't you concerned about that?"

 
    Concerned Not
concerned
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

10/8-12/14

52 46 1    
 

8/13-17/14

39 59 2    
             

"Are you concerned that you or someone in your immediate family may get sick from Ebola during the next 12 months, or aren't you concerned about that?"

 
    Concerned Not
concerned
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

10/8-12/14

38 62 -    
 

8/13-17/14

26 73 1    
             

"To the best of your knowledge, if a person is sick with Ebola and has symptoms, how likely is Ebola to spread from that person to other people? ..."

 
    Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not at all
likely
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/8-12/14

49 32 12 3 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 8-12, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"And, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who says we should give the new health care law a chance to work and then make changes to it as needed, or a candidate for Congress who says we should repeal the new health care law entirely and then start over?" Options rotated

 
    Give it a
chance
Repeal it,
start over
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/8-12/14 RV

55 43 1 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 9-12, 2014. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the federal government's response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus?" Half sample

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-12/14

41 43 16    
             

"How do you feel about the possibility that you or someone in your immediate family might catch the Ebola virus: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?"

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not worried
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

10/9-12/14

20 23 27 29  
             

"Apart from you and your family, how concerned are you about the possibility of a widespread Ebola epidemic occurring in the United States: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not concerned
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

10/9-12/14

31 34 19 15  
             

"How confident are you in the federal government's ability to respond effectively to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not confident
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

10/9-12/14

19 43 21 16  
             

"How about your local hospitals and health agencies? How confident are you in their ability to respond effectively to an outbreak of the Ebola virus: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not so
confident
Not confident
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/9-12/14

19 44 20 16 2
             

"Do you think the United States is doing all it reasonably can do to try to prevent further cases of Ebola in the United States, or do you think it should do more?"

 
    Doing all
it can do
Should
do more
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-12/14

33 64 4    
             

"In dealing with the Ebola outbreak, would you support or oppose stricter screening of people entering the United States who have been in African countries affected by the outbreak?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-12/14

91 6 3    
             

"In dealing with the Ebola outbreak, would you support or oppose restricting entry to the United States by people who've been in affected countries?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/9-12/14

67 29 4    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 5-7, 2014. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of the Ebola virus: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?"

 
    Very
worried
Somewhat
worried
Not too
worried
Not worried
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

9/5-7/14

8 19 34 39  

 

Pew Research Center. Aug. 15-25, 2014. N=2,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Thinking about childhood diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella and polio: Should all children be required to be vaccinated, or should parents be able to decide NOT to vaccinate their children?" Options rotated

 
    Require all
be vaccinated
Parents
should decide
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

8/15-25/14

68 30 1    

 

Harvard School of Public Health/SSRS. Aug. 13-17, 2014. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"How closely are you following news about the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa? Are you following the news very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

 
    Very
closely
Somewhat
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all  
    % % % %  
 

8/13-17/14

19 43 20 17  
             

"To the best of your knowledge, is there an effective medicine to treat people who have gotten sick with Ebola, or doesn't such a medicine exist?"

 
    There is Doesn't
exist
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/13-17/14

33 45 22    
             

"To the best of your knowledge, is anyone inside the United States currently being treated for Ebola, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/13-17/14

71 20 10    
             

"To the best of your knowledge, if a person is sick with Ebola and has symptoms, how easily is Ebola spread from that person to other people: very easily, somewhat easily, not very easily, or not at all easily?"

 
    Very
easily
Somewhat
easily
Not very
easily
Not at all
easily
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

8/13-17/14

36 33 17 4 11

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. July 15-21, 2014. N=1,507 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In general, do you support or oppose the health care law's requirement that private health insurance plans cover the full cost of birth control?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

7/15-21/14

60 33 7    
 

5/13-19/14

58 32 10    
 

4/15-21/14

61 32 7    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. July 18-20, 2014. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family are, in general, better off, worse off or about the same now that the major provisions of the health care law have taken effect?"

 
    Better off Worse off About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-20/14

18 35 46 1  
             

"From what you know of that legislation, do you think you and your family are, in general, better off, worse off or about the same now that the major provisions of the health care law have taken effect?" If worse off or about the same: "Do you think other families in this country are better off now that the major provisions of the health care law have taken effect, or do you think that legislation has not helped anyone in the country?" Combined responses.

 
    You and
your family
better off
Other
families
better off
Has not
helped
anyone
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-20/14

18 35 44 3  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). June 11-15, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now, thinking about something else, there have been recent news reports of delays in care for veterans. When it comes to the problems in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which comes closer to your point of view? These problems are due to longstanding government bureaucracy. These problems are due to poor management by the Obama administration. Or do you not have an opinion one way or the other?" Statements rotated

 
    Longstanding
government
bureaucracy
Poor
management
by Obama
administration
No opinion Some of
both (vol.)
 
    % % % %  
 

6/11-15/14

61 14 21 4  

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"I'm going to mention some aspects of the national economic situation. For each, please tell me if you expect things to be better in the next 12 months, worse, or about the same as the last 12 months. ... Health care costs."

 
    Better Worse About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/6-9/14

17 60 21 2  
 

3/7-10/14

21 52 24 3  
 

2/15-18/13

22 55 21 2  
             

"Overall, do you support or oppose the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare?" If oppose: "Do you oppose the law because it went too far, or because it did not go far enough?"

 
    Support Oppose:
Too far
Oppose:
Not far
enough
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/6-9/14

39 42 11 8  
             

"Since the health care law went into effect on January 1st of this year, have you experienced a big change, a little change, or no real change in your health care?"

 
    Big
change
Little
change
No real
change
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/6-9/14

24 15 60 1  
             

"For each of the following provisions of the health care law, please tell me if you support or oppose this provision. ..."

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

"Eliminates lifetime caps on how much insurance companies must pay for a person's health care"

 

6/6-9/14

55 37 8    
             
 

"Prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions"

 

6/6-9/14

65 32 3    
             
 

"Allows children up to age 26 to remain on their parents' policies"

 

6/6-9/14

75 23 2    
             
 

"Mandates everyone to have health insurance"

 

6/6-9/14

46 52 2    
             

"Does a candidate's support for the health care law make you more likely or less likely to vote for the candidate?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
Wouldn't
matter (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/6-9/14

38 39 19 4  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"It's been reported that some military veteran hospitals did not offer timely appointments for some patients, then falsified their records to hide this fact. Do you think this is a very serious issue, somewhat serious, not so serious or not serious at all?"

 
    Very
serious
Somewhat
serious
Not so
serious
Not serious
at all
 
    % % % %  
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

82 15 2 1  
             

"How much, if at all, do you think Obama is personally responsible for these problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs? Do you think he deserves a great deal of the blame, a good amount, just some or none?"

 
    A great
deal
A good
amount
Just some None Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

19 19 41 20 2
             

"Do you think the secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki, was right to resign because of the VA hospitals issue, or should he have kept his job?"
5/29: "Do you think the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki, should resign because of the VA hospitals issue, or should he keep his job?"

 
    Was right
to resign
Should have
kept his job
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

65 22 13    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"What is your reaction to reports of problems in providing medical care to veterans at hospitals and other medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, also known as the V.A.? Does that make you feel angry, upset but not angry, concerned but not upset, or are you not concerned about this matter?"

 
    Angry Upset but
not angry
Concerned
but not upset
Not
concerned
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

48 21 24 6 1
             

Asked after the resignation of Shinseki was announced:
"As you may know, today/on Friday, Eric Shinseki resigned as the secretary of Veterans Affairs. Do you think Shinseki should have resigned, or do you think he should have stayed in office?"
Asked May 30-June 1, N=799, margin of error 3.5.

 
    Should have
resigned
Should have
stayed
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

5/30 - 6/1/14

68 22 10    

 

Gallup Poll. May 21-25, 2014. N=2,538 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In the long run, how do you think the health care law will affect your family's health care situation? Will it make things better, not make much difference, or will it make things worse?" Options rotated

 
    Better Not much
difference
Worse Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/21-25/14

22 39 36 3  
 

4/7-8/14

24 42 32 3  
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

21 36 40 3  
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

24 34 37 5  
 

1/3-4/14

22 35 37 5  
 

11/23-24/13

20 34 41 5  
 

10/26-28/13

25 36 34 5  
 

8/17-18/13

24 34 38 5  
 

6/20-24/13

22 33 42 3  
             

"In the long run, how do you think the health care law will affect the health care situation in the U.S.? Will it make things better, not make much difference, or will it make things worse?" Options rotated

 
    Better Not much
difference
Worse Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

5/21-25/14

37 16 44 4  
 

4/7-8/14

37 15 45 3  
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

35 14 48 3  
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

35 14 45 6  
 

1/3-4/14

35 12 48 6  
 

11/23-24/13

34 12 48 6  
 

10/26-28/13

36 14 44 6  
 

8/17-18/13

35 15 44 6  
 

6/20-24/13

34 16 47 3  
             

"Still thinking about the 2010 Affordable Care Act, how familiar are you with the health care law: very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar, or not familiar at all?"

 
    Very
familiar
Somewhat
familiar
Not too
familiar
Not familiar
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

5/21-25/14

21 51 18 9 2
 

4/7-8/14

20 52 18 10 1
 

2/28 - 3/2/14

21 49 17 11 1
 

1/31 - 2/1/14

19 49 20 12 1
 

1/3-4/14

20 49 20 11 1
 

11/23-24/13

19 53 15 13 1
 

10/26-28/13

19 49 19 12 1
 

8/17-18/13

15 53 18 12 2
 

6/20-24/13

16 59 18 7 -

 

CBS News Poll. May 20-21, 2014. N=1,056 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Is your overall opinion of the Veterans Administration, the VA, very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Never heard
of (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/20-21/14

50 35 4 11  
             

"How much have you heard or read about the problems at some Veterans Administration, or VA, medical facilities, including reports about long waits for treatment and the death of some patients: a lot, some, or not much?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Nothing
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

5/20-21/14

40 30 25 4 1
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the problems at Veterans Administration medical facilities?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/20-21/14

29 45 25    
             

"Do you think the problems at Veterans Administration medical facilities are widespread or limited to just a few incidents?"

 
    Widespread Limited Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/20-21/14

62 23 15    
             

"Who do you blame most for the problems at Veterans Administration medical facilities: Barack Obama, Eric Shinseki and the Veterans Administration, or local VA hospitals?"

 
    Obama Shinseki
and the VA
Local VA
hospitals
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/20-21/14

17 33 28 23  
             

"Do you think the problems of long waiting times at Veterans Administration medical facilities are mostly due to the VA not having adequate resources to take care of patients or mostly due to the VA not properly managing the resources it already has?"

 
    Not having
adequate
resources
Not properly
managing
resources
Some other
reason (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

5/20-21/14

42 41 4 13  
             

"Do you think administrators at some VA medical facilities deliberately tried to hide information about how long patients had to wait for treatment at these facilities, or did they not do that?"

 
    Did
try to hide
Did not
try to hide
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/20-21/14

65 16 18    
             

"Given what you know right now, do you think Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, should have to resign as a result of the problems at some Veterans Administration medical facilities or should he remain secretary of Veterans Affairs?"

 
    Should have
to resign
Should remain
secretary
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/20-21/14

45 31 24    

 

CBS News Poll. May 16-19, 2014. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In the long run, do you think the 2010 health care law will make the health care system in the U.S. better than it was before, worse than it was before, or don't you think there will be much of a difference either way?"

 
    Better Worse Not much
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %