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75% Say Frivolous Lawsuits Are Driving Up Health Care, Insurance Costs

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Most Americans think it’s too easy to file a lawsuit nowadays, and even more believe dubious lawsuits are driving up the price of health care, insurance and other products and services.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of American Adults say it’s too easy to file a lawsuit in the United States. Thirteen percent (13%) say it’s too hard, but 25% think the level of difficulty is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 30-October 1, 2012 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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