Early reaction to Supreme Court on the ACA

It can take a lot to get the public’s attention in the heat of summer, but turns out a Supreme Court ruling on a major domestic issue in the midst of a presidential campaign can do the trick. A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey, conducted in the days following the court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), suggests that six in ten Americans (59 percent) are aware that the Supreme Court upheld the health care law last Thursday.

And how does the public feel about the court’s decision? Those who have noted the public’s consistent division in their views of the ACA will not be surprised to hear that Americans’ views on the court’s opinion are again divided, with 47 percent in favor of the resolution, 43 percent against, and 10 percent unsure. [cont. – PDF]

Kaiser Family Foundation