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Associated Press Poll on the Health Care Overhaul, by Stanford University With the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October-November 2009 [United States] (ICPSR 30421)

Principal Investigator(s): Krosnick, Jon, Stanford University


This poll was intended to measure public opinion about the proposed health care overhaul that was being considered by the United States Congress while the survey was in the field. It measured support and opposition to certain general goals for the overhaul, as well as support and opposition to specific policy proposals. Other topics investigated by the survey include health status, health insurance status, health care system experience, general perceptions of the health care system, political ideology, and approval/disapproval of the Obama Administration's performance. Demographic characteristics covered by the survey include marital status, employment status, year of birth, home tenure, religion, religiosity, race, Hispanic origin, and income.

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Study Description


Krosnick, Jon. Associated Press Poll on the Health Care Overhaul, by Stanford University With the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October-November 2009 [United States]. ICPSR30421-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-13.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (67003)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    health care access, health care reform, health care services, health insurance, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2009

Date of Collection:   

  • 2009-10-29--2009-11-9

Universe:    Adults aged 18 years or older in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Nationally-representative probability sample of adults in the United States. The interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on both landline and cellular telephones.

Weight:    The data contain a weight variable that accounts for probabilities of selection, as well as age, sex, education, and race, using targets from the March 2008 supplement of the Current Population Survey. In addition to these factors, the weighting takes into account the patterns of land and cell phone usage by region from the 2008 Spring estimates provided by Mediamark Research, Inc.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2011-04-13

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