Poll: Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Gov’t Responsibility

Gallup says: Republicans’ attitudes on this measure have changed significantly since 2000

by Joy Wilke | November 18, 2013

PRINCETON, NJ — The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all Americans have healthcare.

Attitudes across all three partisan groups have shifted away from the view that ensuring healthcare coverage is a proper role of government, but most significantly among Republicans and independents. In September 2000, 53% of Republicans believed the government should not be responsible for ensuring all Americans had health coverage; today, 86% feel that way, an increase of 33 percentage points in 13 years. Over the same period, the percentage of Republicans believing the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all has fallen from 42% to 12%.

55% of independents currently say the government should not be involved with healthcare — an increase of 28 points since 2000.

The percentage of Democrats who hold this view is now 30%, its highest level since Gallup first asked the question and an 11-point increase since 2000 — with the largest change in opinion occurring between 2006 and 2008.

More: Gallup

7 comments on “Poll: Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Gov’t Responsibility

  1. clyde says:

    Guess you could have titled this From The ” Gee, No Shit” file. Good one, Bull.


  2. pepperhawk says:

    Good catch Bull. And with all these people against Obamacide, the Evil One continues on his campaign to keep this monstrous bill going. I don’t think he’ll ever give up on his “signature legislation” which will go down in history as one of the worst ever. I hope he too goes down as the worst resident who has ever been in the White Mosque.


    • bullright says:

      Pepp, unfortunately, as libs are wont to do, they will not give up even if destruction is the result. The poll will get down to those 25% … and that is what the country is being driven by.


      • pepperhawk says:

        Bull, isn’t destruction that the Evil Doer and his demorats want? They seem to want desperately to make us into a Commie nation where no one has any rights whatsoever. They don’t even pay attention to the dismal poll numbers even though they have an election coming up and some of these rats may get thrown out. One can only hope, but liberal areas tend to always put these morons back in. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


  3. tannngl says:

    Great post, Froggy! I’m beginning to feel a little hopeful…



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