Support to single payer health care system in the U.S. by party ID 2016

This statistic presents the opinions of U.S. respondents, by party identification, concerning support for or opposition to a single payer health care system. It was found that 54 percent of Democratic voters supported a single payer health care system, whereas 38 percent of Independent voters and only 22 percent of Republican voters supported such a system.

Percentage of Americans who support or oppose a single payer health care system as of 2016, by party identification

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Sources

Release date

July 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 9-11, 2016

Number of respondents

1,300 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. citizens

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do you support or oppose a single payer health care system, in which all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan that is financed by taxes?
Percentage points not equaling 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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