Emerging GOP Divisions on President Trump Loom Over 2018 and 2020 Elections

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), released this morning at an event with The Brookings Institution, finds fractures in the Republican Party over the Trump Presidency. Approximately one in three Republicans surveyed (31 percent) say they would prefer the 2020 Republican nominee be […] Read more »

How Opioids Started Killing Americans

… More than half of all people who succumbed to an overdose between 2001 to 2007 were chronic pain sufferers who filled an opioid prescription and sometimes even saw a doctor in the month before they died. Only 4 percent were ever diagnosed as having an abuse problem, said Dr. Mark […] Read more »

Americans Credit ACA on Access, but Mixed About Costs

Nearly four years after key provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, most U.S. adults say the law has been successful in expanding access to healthcare coverage. However, they are divided on whether it has reduced healthcare costs for Americans. CONT. Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup Read more »

Affordable Care Act Approval Slips After Record Highs

After several failed Republican attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, 50% of Americans now approve of the law, a modest decrease from the record highs of 55% in April and 53% in July. Despite this slight decline, the current approval rating for the law remains higher […] Read more »

Americans Weigh More, but Shun ‘Overweight’ Label

Americans have become slightly heavier in recent years, but they also seem to have grown more comfortable with it. Between 2003-2007 and 2013-2017, Americans’ self-reported weight edged up along with the number of pounds they offer as their “ideal” weight, yet the percentage who consider themselves overweight has declined. CONT. […] Read more »

Older Americans Were Sicker and Faced More Financial Barriers to Health Care Than Counterparts in Other Countries

An international survey of older adults finds that seniors in the United States are sicker than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries and face greater financial barriers to health care, despite the universal coverage that Medicare provides. Across all the countries, few elderly adults discuss mental health concerns with […] Read more »