July 9, 2012

Just More than Half Aware of Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Most of Health Care Law

55%

In a survey done just after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, 55% correctly said that the court upheld most of the law’s provisions.

Just 55% of Americans correctly said that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most provisions of the 2010 health care law in a survey done shortly after the June 28 ruling.

More than four-in-ten (45%) said that the court either rejected most provisions of the law (15%) or that they did not know what the court did (30%). Among those aware that the court upheld most of the law, 50% approved of the decision while 42% disapproved.

Comparable percentages among partisan groups correctly said that the court upheld most of the law’s provisions: 64% of Democrats said this, as did 56% each of Republicans and independents. Read More