Many U.S. residents may be against efforts to set up a government-run health finance system.

Researchers at the American Consumer Institute, Reston, Va., have published figures supporting that conclusion in a report on a recent telephone survey of 1,000 U.S. residents.

Some health care think tanks have found that a large majority of U.S. residents support the idea of establishing a system that would provide health coverage for all Americans.

The American Consumer Institute presented the issue differently, asking whether survey participants would support “a nationalized health plan in which doctors and hospitals would be under federal government control.”

Only 43% of all survey participants said they would support such a plan, the institute researchers say.

Although 54% of Democrats said they would support a “nationalized health plan,” only 52% of uninsured participants said they would support such a plan, according to the researchers.