2003 Biennial Health Insurance Survey

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Country: United States

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates

Field Dates: September 3, 2003–January 4, 2004

Sample: Nationally representative sample of adults age 19 and older

Sample Size: 4,052

Interview Method: Telephone

Rising health care costs and growing instability in insurance coverage have made health reform a key issue in this election year, this survey shows. Nearly six of 10 Americans (57%) say presidential and congressional candidates' views on health reform will be a "very important" factor in their vote this November. What's more, majorities across the political spectrum support a variety of policies that would provide coverage to uninsured adults, as well as believe that financing care should remain a shared responsibility among individuals, employers, and government.

To view the survey questions, download the attachment posted at right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.