Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19337
 
Kansas 5:3 Opposes Supreme Court Health Care Ruling:

Kansas Democrats support today's 06/28/12 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act by a margin of nearly 3:1, but Kansas Republicans oppose today's ruling by more than 4:1. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the state of Kansas comes down this way: 38% support the ruling, 52% oppose, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KWCH-TV in Wichita.

* 55% in Kansas say they expect the cost of health care to go up as a result of the decision.
* 48% in Kansas say they expect the quality of their health care coverage to get worse as a result of the decision.
* Moderates say the Supreme Court of the United States has integrity. Conservatives say the Supreme Court lacks integrity.

SurveyUSA interviewed 650 Kansas adults on 06/28/12. Of the adults, 530 were following news of the Supreme Court decision and were asked the substantive questions of the survey. 10% of the Kansans interviewed do not currently have health insurance coverage. Among the small number who do not currently have health insurance, there is 4:3 opposition to a court ruling that, in effect, requires them to purchase coverage.

 
1Are you following news stories about the Supreme Court decision on health care?
650 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes82%85%79%72%80%91%87%75%89%85%87%64%**83%77%88%83%85%79%100%100%69%82%88%78%80%88%85%80%71%
No17%13%20%28%18%8%8%24%8%13%13%36%**14%22%12%15%14%21%--30%17%10%21%17%12%14%19%24%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%23%27%18%55%45%81%5%8%5%38%31%29%39%39%13%90%10%18%41%41%32%38%29%54%34%13%
 
 
2The Supreme Court has ruled that the key provisions of the health care reform law are constitutional. Do you agree with the Supreme Court decision? Disagree with the decision? Or do you not know enough to say?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Agree38%36%39%45%33%36%37%39%36%37%71%17%**16%65%40%14%54%67%38%35%33%29%49%28%45%40%42%38%18%
Disagree52%57%47%48%53%58%49%50%54%53%27%71%**75%24%52%77%41%10%53%45%50%62%44%56%48%53%51%51%60%
Do Not Know Enough To Say10%6%14%7%14%6%14%10%10%10%2%11%**9%10%9%9%5%23%9%20%17%10%7%16%8%7%7%11%22%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
3As a result of this Supreme Court ruling, will the health care you personally receive, get better, get worse, or stay the same?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Get Better16%15%17%23%13%14%12%19%13%14%34%12%**6%27%17%6%21%27%15%23%14%9%23%19%16%15%21%11%4%
Get Worse48%51%45%47%50%49%44%49%47%48%30%76%**67%29%44%75%36%12%49%41%43%55%44%50%40%53%45%47%64%
Stay About The Same31%29%33%26%27%31%43%27%36%33%31%12%**24%42%31%15%41%54%32%26%37%31%29%26%39%29%31%33%27%
Not Sure5%4%6%4%9%5%1%6%4%5%5%0%**3%3%9%4%2%7%4%9%6%5%4%6%5%3%3%8%5%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
4As a result of this Supreme Court ruling, will the health care you personally receive, become more expensive, become less expensive, or stay the same?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
More Expensive55%61%49%53%65%55%47%58%52%55%34%79%**74%34%51%80%44%16%56%49%55%57%53%54%52%58%54%52%68%
Less Expensive14%15%13%19%9%14%11%15%13%12%29%12%**9%20%14%7%18%26%13%18%7%12%18%14%13%14%16%12%6%
Stay The Same25%22%29%22%17%27%37%20%31%26%33%9%**14%42%25%8%36%45%26%21%30%24%25%21%30%26%25%27%19%
Not Sure6%3%10%6%9%5%5%7%5%6%4%0%**4%4%10%5%2%14%5%12%8%7%5%11%5%3%4%9%7%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
5Regardless of how you may feel about the Supreme Court decision, should everyone in the United States be required to have health insurance? Or should every individual be allowed to choose whether to have health insurance?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Everyone Required36%32%39%48%25%33%32%38%33%35%67%10%**16%55%40%14%47%56%37%22%29%29%43%27%41%36%39%37%16%
Allowed To Choose59%67%50%46%67%64%61%56%63%59%31%86%**81%39%53%83%48%29%58%71%66%66%50%66%55%57%56%57%81%
Not Sure5%1%10%5%7%3%7%6%5%5%2%5%**3%6%7%3%5%15%5%8%5%5%6%7%4%7%5%6%4%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
6Regardless of how you may feel about the Supreme Court decision, should insurance companies be able to deny health insurance to those who have pre-existing medical conditions? Or should insurance companies be required to cover everyone who wants to buy insurance?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Able To Deny17%24%9%25%16%11%14%21%12%15%11%57%**26%12%11%35%6%0%18%5%9%19%18%14%16%20%18%13%25%
Required To Cover79%71%88%74%79%84%78%76%82%81%84%42%**69%86%84%61%89%100%79%85%83%77%80%81%79%78%78%83%71%
Not Sure4%5%3%2%4%4%8%3%6%5%5%1%**6%2%5%4%5%0%3%10%8%4%2%5%5%2%4%4%4%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
7On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means the U.S. Supreme Court has complete integrity and 1 means the court has no integrity, how much integrity does the U.S. Supreme Court have?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
120%25%14%25%14%19%19%20%19%18%11%58%**20%19%21%28%14%6%21%11%23%28%11%29%16%16%17%24%19%
27%7%6%5%5%9%6%5%8%7%2%4%**9%5%4%7%7%6%6%8%12%7%4%7%7%6%6%6%11%
35%4%5%2%4%7%6%3%6%4%0%11%**8%2%4%8%2%3%5%2%4%5%4%3%6%5%4%4%10%
47%7%7%7%8%8%7%7%7%7%17%0%**10%4%7%10%7%5%7%10%10%9%5%9%10%3%8%5%11%
519%17%21%19%21%15%23%20%18%20%22%0%**21%18%18%16%23%15%18%29%22%19%19%19%21%15%19%20%15%
67%7%7%6%9%7%6%7%7%8%0%0%**7%5%10%7%6%10%7%6%3%6%9%6%6%9%7%8%5%
79%8%9%3%11%15%6%6%11%9%16%1%**6%8%13%5%13%9%9%9%3%7%12%3%11%11%7%11%9%
811%9%13%11%11%11%11%11%11%12%5%11%**7%14%12%7%14%16%11%7%8%8%15%5%8%20%12%10%8%
99%10%8%18%5%5%6%12%5%8%17%0%**8%11%5%6%9%13%9%6%6%7%11%9%10%8%12%5%3%
107%5%9%5%11%4%10%8%7%7%10%16%**3%15%5%6%6%18%7%12%8%4%10%11%4%7%7%7%10%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
Averages5.14.85.55.25.54.95.15.35.05.26.03.55.74.65.85.14.45.56.75.15.54.54.46.04.75.05.65.44.94.7
 
 
8Do you have health insurance?
530 Following Stories About SCOTUSAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyHave Health InsuEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes90%90%89%93%83%88%96%88%91%90%93%85%**90%87%91%95%91%73%100%0%86%89%92%81%90%97%93%88%82%
No10%9%10%7%17%11%2%12%8%9%4%15%**9%12%9%5%8%27%0%100%13%11%7%18%9%3%7%11%17%
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%
Composition of Following Stories About SCOTUS100%51%49%28%22%30%19%51%49%85%6%7%3%38%29%32%40%41%12%90%10%15%41%44%31%38%32%56%33%11%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.