Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20300
 
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 state of Georgia adults 02/15/13 through 02/17/13 using blended sample, mixed-mode, exclusively for WXIA-TV Atlanta. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (67% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (33% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device.
 
131 states, the United States military, and the federal government require both private and government health insurance plans in their jurisdictions to cover treatments and therapies for autism. Georgia is one of 19 states that do not. Should Georgia law require health insurance plans in the state to cover treatments for autism? Or not?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAutism in FamilyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineImmediatExtendedNo OneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Should Require76%73%80%79%82%72%68%80%70%71%89%66%**83%73%86%76%76%73%90%64%71%78%82%74%76%79%76%79%75%79%74%76%
Should Not15%19%12%11%14%18%24%12%20%21%7%19%**8%19%13%18%14%22%5%24%20%13%11%15%17%14%14%14%18%10%19%17%
Not Sure8%8%8%10%4%10%8%7%9%8%4%15%**9%8%1%6%10%6%5%13%9%9%8%11%7%7%10%6%7%11%6%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%28%26%14%60%40%59%29%7%5%33%67%8%41%49%30%39%29%37%36%17%25%34%41%42%34%25%32%37%31%
 
 
2Data from other states show the cost to cover autism treatments is about 32 cents per person per month. Does knowing this make you more likely to say Georgia should require insurance plans to cover treatments for autism? Does it make you less likely to say Georgia should require plans to cover treatments? Or does it not make a difference?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAutism in FamilyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineImmediatExtendedNo OneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
More Likely57%56%59%64%54%52%60%59%54%55%65%35%**65%54%68%55%58%50%66%54%54%55%67%60%64%50%65%52%51%65%48%60%
Less Likely9%13%7%6%7%15%11%7%13%12%7%0%**5%12%2%11%10%18%3%10%16%5%4%5%10%11%5%15%8%10%7%11%
Does Not Make a Difference32%32%32%29%36%33%28%32%31%32%26%65%**29%33%28%32%32%32%30%34%28%39%29%30%25%39%27%32%40%23%43%27%
Not Sure1%0%3%1%2%1%1%2%1%1%2%0%**2%1%1%2%0%1%2%2%2%0%0%5%0%0%3%0%0%2%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%28%26%14%60%40%59%29%7%5%33%67%8%41%49%30%39%29%37%36%17%25%34%41%42%34%25%32%37%31%
 
 
3Is there someone with autism in your immediate family? Is there no one in your immediate family, but someone with autism among your extended family or friends? Or do you not know anyone with autism?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAutism in FamilyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineImmediatExtendedNo OneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Immediate Family8%7%9%9%6%10%9%8%9%8%8%3%**6%10%100%0%0%6%11%7%8%7%8%9%11%6%10%11%3%8%9%9%
Extended Family/friends41%39%42%45%41%38%33%43%37%43%34%38%**39%42%0%100%0%50%35%38%45%34%44%37%42%41%39%42%42%36%44%42%
No One49%52%47%44%51%50%57%47%53%46%58%59%**53%47%0%0%100%41%54%54%45%57%48%51%45%52%49%46%54%56%46%47%
Not Sure2%2%2%2%1%1%2%2%1%3%1%0%**2%2%0%0%0%3%1%2%2%2%0%4%2%0%2%1%1%1%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%28%26%14%60%40%59%29%7%5%33%67%8%41%49%30%39%29%37%36%17%25%34%41%42%34%25%32%37%31%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.