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National Surveys of the Role of Polls in Policymaking

Three companion surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation, conducted in collaboration with Public Perspective magazine, give new insight into how the public, policy leaders and media professionals view public opinion polls. The surveys show that while policy leaders and journalists see polls as an effective tool for giving the public…

Talking with Voters About the Uninsured

Ten focus groups were conducted with voters April through July 2001, prior to the tragedies of September 11th and broad public recognition of an economic slowdown. The report, Effective Language and Themes for Talking About the Uninsured, finds that at that time: voters were still surprised by basic facts about…

Survey on Youth and the Internet in the Silicon Valley

A survey by the San Jose Mercury News and the Kaiser Family Foundation explores the access and use of computers and the Internet among 10 to 17 year olds living in Silicon Valley. The survey was released in a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News beginning on…

2001 Retiree Health and Prescription Drug Coverage Survey-6020

2001 Retiree Health and Prescription Drug Coverage SurveyThis survey, released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and HRET, profiles retiree health coverage for Medicare-age (65+) retirees, including the amount retirees pay for coverage compared to active workers, cost-sharing for prescription drugs, and eligibility requirements for retiree benefits. The…

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, January/February 1998

Health News Index January/February, 1998 The January/February 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions on Abortion, Medicare and Health Care Costs. The survey was based on a national random sample of 1,209 Americans conducted February…

Sex in the 90s: 1998 National Survey of Americans on Sex and Sexual Health

This survey takes an in-depth look at Americans’ attitudes about sex and sexual health issues in the 90s, including sex education, sex in the media, sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy, and how we talk (or not) about sexual issues with children and partners.

Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Americans on the Consumer Protection Debate

The survey was designed and analyzed by researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University; and was conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates with 1,200 adults, 18 years or older, nationwide, between August 6 and August 20, 1998.

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