Americans: Were you aware that, starting January 1st, most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or pay a fine?

Awareness of the Affordable Care Act 2013 This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans on whether they were aware that starting January 1st most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or pay a fine, as stated in the Affordable Care Act. 81 percent of respondents stated they were aware of this before now.
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Yes81%
No19%
Share of respondents
Yes81%
No19%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans on whether they were aware that starting January 1st most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or pay a fine, as stated in the Affordable Care Act. 81 percent of respondents stated they were aware of this before now.
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Release date
June 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
June 20-24, 2013
Number of respondents
2,048 respondents
Age group
8-19 years
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source posed the question as follows: "As you may know, under the terms of the Affordable Care Act, starting January 1st most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. Were you aware of this before now?"

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