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Voters Like Health Insurance But Not If It’s Mandated

Most have health insurance they like, but voters still balk at the federal government forcing Americans to get this type of insurance.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. But a plurality (47%) disagrees and opposes the so-called individual mandate that is a key element of the new national health care law. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on February 14-15, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 800 Likely Voters was conducted on February 14-15, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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