Survey Finds Ambivalence on Obamacare and the Proper Role of Government

Many public opinion polls have taken America’s temperature on Obamacare and its components, but few have asked whether government-guaranteed health insurance, as a principle, is a worthy government endeavor. A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute does just that, and Democrats may find the results troubling. Compare how people of different political parties, religions, races, and a host of other demographic categories feel about a government role in guaranteeing health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. For an analysis of these survey results, read William Galston and Korin Davis' FixGov blog post.


Q: Should government play a role in providing access to health insurance?

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the health reform bill signed into law in 2010?

SUMMARY

Compare how people of different political parties, religions, races, and a host of other demographic categories feel about a government role in guaranteeing heath insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

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