Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, December 1996

The December 1996 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions about California Proposition 215, Mammograms and Teen Drug Use. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,000 Americans conducted December 13-17, 1996 which measures public knowledge of helth stories covered by news media during the previous month. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories in the news Americans are following and what they understand about those health issues. Every two months Kaiser/Harvard issues a new index report.