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Americans Still Hold Dim View of U.S. Healthcare System
In spite of monumental changes to the U.S. healthcare system over the past decade, about the same percentage of Americans think it is deeply flawed now as did 10 years ago.
The Effects of Probing in Survey Research
Survey respondents probed after an initial "don't know/refused" response give systematically different answers than those not probed for a response.
Majority Want Government to Ensure Healthcare Coverage
Fifty-six percent of Americans say it is the federal government's responsibility to provide healthcare coverage for all Americans, the highest in 10 years.
Democratic Party Maintains Edge in Party Affiliation
Democrats continue to outnumber Republicans in the U.S., with 44% of Americans identifying as or leaning Democratic and 37% identifying as or leaning Republican.
In U.S., Support for Government-Run Health System Edges Up
Americans' support for a government-run healthcare system has ticked up, with the public now divided on whether it or a system based on private insurance would be better for the U.S.
Americans Credit ACA on Access, but Mixed About Costs
Most Americans say the 2010 Affordable Care Act has been successful in expanding access to health coverage, but they are divided on whether it has reduced costs.
Mentions of Economic Issues as Top Problem Lowest Since 1999
Americans are less likely to mention an economic issue as the most important problem facing the U.S. now than at any point since 1999.
Trump Rated Best on Economy, Weaker on Other Issues
President Donald Trump's approval ratings on five specific issues range from a low of 31% on healthcare to a high of 45% on the economy.
A Year After Election, Fewer Satisfied With State of U.S.
A year after Donald Trump's election, Americans are more positive about the economy but less satisfied with the way things are going in the country.
Americans' Perceptions of Local Crime Slightly Improved
Perceptions of local crime have improved modestly since last year, while perceptions of national crime are stable.