June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 4.7 Government Role In Health Care

Q121/a/b: 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?
ASK IF GOV’T 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) [RANDOMIZE]?
ASK IF NOT GOV’T 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) [RANDOMIZE]?

These questions are discussed in Section 4 of the report.

Gov’t responsibility Not gov’t responsibility
Total
%
Nat’l gov’t health insurance system
%
Mix of private/gov’t system
%
Total
%
Keep Medicare/Medicaid
%
Gov’t not involved
%
(N)
TOTAL 47 21 23 50 43 6 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 18 7 10 80 66 13 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 69 33 34 28 26 2 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 17 7 9 81 68 12 788
Democrat 71 34 34 26 24 2 1,036
Independent 44 20 22 53 46 7 1,320
Lean Republican 20 8 11 78 64 13 552
Lean Democrat 67 31 34 31 29 2 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 2 0 2 98 75 20 347
Mostly Conservative 15 5 8 83 65 17 625
Mixed 44 18 24 52 47 4 1,179
Mostly Liberal 69 28 38 27 25 1 698
Consistently Liberal 89 54 31 10 10 0 492
SEX
Men 45 22 20 53 44 9 1,631
Women 49 20 26 48 42 4 1,710
AGE
18-49 50 23 25 47 40 6 1,336
50+ 43 19 22 54 47 6 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 55 26 26 44 36 7 483
30-49 47 21 24 50 43 6 853
50-64 43 19 21 55 47 6 1,028
65+ 44 18 23 53 45 6 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 49 24 22 50 40 9 692
Men 50+ 39 19 18 58 49 9 922
Women 18-49 51 22 27 45 41 4 644
Women 50+ 46 18 25 51 45 5 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 38 17 19 59 51 7 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 74 29 39 22 20 2 348
Hispanic 61 31 28 36 30 5 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 51 23 25 48 40 7 1,378
Post grad 54 25 26 44 37 6 491
College grad 49 22 25 50 42 7 887
Some college 41 20 19 56 47 8 977
HS or less 49 20 25 47 42 5 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 41 19 20 58 47 11 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 42 18 22 56 49 7 1,026
<$30,000 55 25 27 40 36 4 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 41 16 22 57 48 7 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 27 8 17 70 59 9 624
White NH mainline Prot. 31 14 16 65 55 9 583
Total Catholic 46 21 23 50 42 7 715
White NH Cath. 35 13 21 62 51 10 496
Unaffiliated 60 33 24 37 34 4 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 41 16 23 56 47 8 1,270
Less than weekly 49 24 24 48 41 6 2,031
REGION
Northeast 54 26 27 44 39 5 606
Midwest 42 18 21 54 47 6 724
South 44 19 22 53 46 7 1,240
West 50 23 24 47 39 7 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 17 8 8 82 64 17 721
Women 20 7 12 77 68 7 619
18-29 29 12 16 68 55 13 163
30-49 17 8 9 81 67 13 315
50-64 14 6 8 84 71 12 430
65+ 16 5 10 83 68 12 417
Agree with Tea Party 4 1 3 95 73 21 555
Disagree/No opinion 26 11 14 71 62 8 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 71 36 32 28 26 2 709
Women 68 30 35 28 26 2 863
18-29 72 34 36 28 24 4 240
30-49 68 32 33 29 27 2 409
50-64 69 34 32 29 28 1 467
65+ 70 30 35 25 23 2 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 37 18 17 61 50 10 1,177
Women 39 15 21 58 52 5 1,230
18-29 44 23 20 54 46 8 274
30-49 37 15 20 60 52 7 561
50-64 36 17 17 62 53 8 761
65+ 37 15 20 60 51 7 790
College grad 44 20 22 54 45 8 1,091
Some college or less 35 15 18 62 54 7 1,311
College grad men 44 22 20 56 44 11 566
College grad women 45 18 24 53 46 6 525
Some col or less men 34 17 15 64 53 10 609
Some col or less women 36 14 20 60 54 5 702
$75,000+ 38 18 18 61 49 11 839
$30,000-$74,999 33 15 18 64 56 7 760
<$30,000 44 18 23 52 46 5 578