May Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Four in Ten Say Children and Young Adults Will Be Better Off

While supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act wait for the Supreme Court to announce their decision, support for the law dipped slightly in May, with unfavorable views now outnumbering favorable ones (44 percent versus 37 percent).  As in previous months, the public remains divided on whether the law will leave the country better off (34 percent) or worse off (35 percent). When it comes to their own families, a plurality (37 percent) doesn’t expect to be impacted, while 31 percent expect to be worse off and 23 percent expect to be better off. Americans are more optimistic about the impact of the law on women, young adults, and especially children, with higher shares saying each of these groups will be better off under the law than worse off.

See the summary document, topline, and charts for more findings from the survey, including a look at how the public feels about the current state of women’s reproductive health choices and services, including abortion, contraception, and family planning.


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