Public's 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security All Near Top of List
Growing share sees ‘great deal of difference’ between the parties
How far Americans live from the closest hospital differs by community type
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Most continue to say ensuring health care coverage is government’s responsibility
Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. The share of Americans saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in a decade.
A majority of Americans support using biotechnology to grow human organs in animals for transplants
Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.
Americans are closely divided over value of medical treatments, but most agree costs are a big problem
Americans have mixed views about the overall value of medical treatments today, though many say science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care.
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Government Gets Lower Ratings for Handling Health Care, Environment, Disaster Response
Since 2015, opinions about the federal government’s handling of several major issues have become less positive and much more partisan.
For the first time, more Americans say 2010 health care law has had a positive than negative impact on U.S.
While the future of the Affordable Care Act is in question, the American public increasingly thinks the law has had a positive impact on the country.
Most patients in U.S. have high praise for their health care providers
While many physicians in the United States report frustrations with their work, the public continues to hold health care providers in high regard.
Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to
The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.