NU Online News Service, Oct. 28, 2003, 11:15 a.m. EST – Many Americans are pessimistic about the possibility of the U.S. health care system improving in the next five years, according to results of a Web-based survey conducted by Harris Interactive Inc., Rochester, N.Y.
Harris found that 62% of the 2,306 adults surveyed in September were pessimistic about the health care system and only 25% were optimistic.
The share of participants who were pessimistic was 55% for Republicans, 66% for Democrats and 69% for Independents.
The most optimistic participants were conservatives and Republicans. Thirty-four percent of them predicted that the health care system would improve in the next five years.