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Americans Claim to Be Healthier Than Ever

Something about the past year must have been good for Americans because more are reporting better health than they have in quite some time.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 80% of American Adults rate their own health these days as good or excellent, up significantly from 66% last July and the highest positive rating since Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in 2010. Just four percent (4%) now rate their own health as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 4-5, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 4-5, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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