32% View U.S. Health Care System As Good or Excellent
Monday, May 13, 2013
Voters give the U.S. health care system its lowest marks in recent years and are increasingly pessimistic about the short-term future of health care in this country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 32% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the health care system as good or excellent. That’s down nine points from 41% in late March and down from an all-time high of 55% in May 2010. However, in July 2008, just 29% rated the health care system as good or excellent.
Just as many (31%) now consider the U.S. health care system to be poor, up from the low 20s in recent months. Only 13% thought the system was poor in May 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 11, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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