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Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government> (Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Poll, Sep, 2018)

Yes, government responsibility

No, not government responsibility



Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Methodology: Conducted by Abt Associates, September 18 - September 24, 2018 and based on 1,754 telephone (landline only), telephone (cell only) interviews. Sample: National adult. [31115590.00058] (View Citation)


(Throughout this survey I'm going to use the term 'pre-kindergarten' or 'pre-k'. In a pre-kindergarten or pre-k program, children attend a learning program in which they engage in activities that encourage positive social and educational development in children their age. These are voluntary programs where they learn about letters, colors, shapes, and numbers. They are exposed to music, art, and science. They learn to listen to teachers and other children. They take turns and share. The program includes story time, snack time, nap time, teacher-organized play, and free play times.)...(Now I'm going to read you some reasons people have given for why the federal government should help states pay for pre-kindergarten. For each one, please tell me whether you think this reason is very convincing, fairly convincing, just somewhat convincing, or not really convincing.)...The federal government passed No Child Left Behind to require schools to improve and close the achievement gap. Now our government has a responsibility to help schools improve by funding pre-k so that more children enter school ready to learn and do their best. (Source: State and Federal Support for High Quality Pre-K Programs Survey, May, 2008)

Very convincing

Fairly convincing

Just somewhat convincing

Not really convincing

Not sure


Survey by Pre-K Now, Pew Charitable Trust. Methodology: Conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates/American Viewpoint, May 27 - June 1, 2008 and based on 1,287 telephone interviews. Sample: National registered voters including an oversample of swing voters. The sample included 800 registered voters and 487 swing voters. Results were weighted to be representative of a national registered voter sample. [USHART.08PREKMY.R23I] (View Citation)


(I am going to read you several areas in which the government could take responsibility. As I read each one, please look at this card and tell me whether, on the whole, you think that area should definitely be a government responsibility, probably should be, probably should not be, or definitely should not be a government responsibility.)...Ensuring that everyone has access to good health care (Source: Cambridge Reports National Omnibus Survey, Oct, 1989)

Definitely should be

Probably should be

Probably should not be

Definitely should not be

Don't know


Methodology: Conducted by Cambridge Reports/Research International during October, 1989 and based on 1,500 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. Sample size is approximate. [USCAMREP.89OCT.R189] (View Citation)


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