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Prescription Painkiller Abuse – HSPH/Boston Globe Poll

The CDC estimates that almost two million people abused painkillers in the year 2013, and everyday seven thousand people go to the emergency room for misusing these drugs. A new Harvard School of Public Health/Boston Globe asks questions about people’s opinions of and experiences with prescription painkiller abuse. Does prescription painkiller abuse lead to further drug use? Should insurance programs cover treatment programs? What are the causes of prescription painkiller abuse?

The data was collected from […]

Hurricane Katrina: A Look Back

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadly, costly, and destructive storms in U.S. history. A decade later, people impacted by the storm are still dealing with its devastating effects. Controversies surrounded both the recovery efforts and New Orleans’ existing emergency preparedness, with critics citing poorly constructed levees for causing the majority of flood damage.

But what did the people directly affected by the storm think about these issues? What were people’s biggest concerns? What had […]

What Shapes Health?

When people say that they’re healthy, what do they mean? What external factors can cause health problems, and what is it exactly that makes a person healthy? In this HSPH/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/NPR Poll, find out what America believes shapes a person’s overall well-being. Personal habits, ways to improve health, and childhood factors influencing health are all featured in this survey. Demographic questions about weight, smoking habits, and insurance coverage are also included.

The data was collected […]

Employers Perspectives on the Health Insurance Market

New health care legislation affects small business owners in unique ways.  They deal first-hand with the potential fiscal and staffing issues brought about the 2010 Affordable Care Act.  Employers have to balance staff concerns, costs, and health priorities.  This Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, asks private-sector employers about these issues.  Questions focus on health insurance plans, insurance marketplaces, account types, wellness programs, and insurance carriers.

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2014 TransAtlantic Trends Survey

What role should the United States play in the world?  Should Iran be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons, and what measures should be taken?  Are countries doing enough to combat economic crises?  Find out what over 13,000 global citizens think about a wide range of international issues in the 2014 TransAtlantic Trends survey.  Questions about immigration, economics, NATO, and international cooperation are featured.  The countries surveyed were France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, […]

2014 Chicago Council on Global Affairs Survey

With frequent debates about defense spending and international intervention, United States foreign policy is often at the forefront of conversations about American identity. What is our role in the world? What moments in our history do we look at with pride, or with shame? At what level should we participate in global conflicts? Find out what the public thinks about these issues in the 2014 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and US Foreign […]

2014 National Poll on the Civil Justice System

DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar and Langer Research Associates have teamed together for their third annual poll on the civil justice system.  Find out Americans’ opinions on class action lawsuits, judicial funding, and forced arbitration.  There are also questions about trust in various business sectors, along with what it takes for a company to be trustworthy.

The data was collected from September 17th – 21st, 2014 of 1,006 national adults via landline and […]