Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SSRS conduct monthly, nationwide polls on current health and medicine issues. The study is conducted in partnership with STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. SSRS conducts the telephone interviews for the polls.

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Majority support soda taxes to fund pre-K, health programs

September 2017

A majority of Americans support taxing sugary drinks to fund preschool and children’s health programs.

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POLITICO-Harvard poll: Tax reform lags other issues on list of voters′ concerns

September 2017

Republicans plan on making tax reform one of their top policy priorities this fall, but it’s far from clear that’s what voters actually want.

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POLITICO-Harvard poll: Voters don′t like Obamacare repeal, but other issues may sway midterms

July 2017

The bad news for Republicans: Their base doesn’t like their plan for repealing Obamacare, and they don’t think President Donald Trump’s planned tax overhaul will help them.

The good news for Republicans: It might not matter when the 2018 midterms roll around.

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Majority opposes EPA cuts, Paris pullout

April 2017

A majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump’s plan to slash EPA’s budget and the possible withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement.

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Deep schisms among voters at the 100-day mark

April 2017

POLITICO-Harvard poll finds sharp divides on health, environment and immigratio

Trump voters differ from general public on immigration

January 2017

A new poll conducted by SSRS for POLITICO and Harvard’s School of Public Health, suggests that in formulating immigration policy President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide whom he’d rather please — his voters or the general public.

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Trump voters want to repeal Obamacare immediately

January 2017

When it comes to Obamacare, Americans who voted for Donald Trump have one clear priority: Get rid of it. Fast.

But that’s not how the rest of the country looks at it, according to the latest POLITICO-Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health poll on priorities for the first 100 days of the new administration.

Republicans face headwinds among Trump voters over corporate tax cuts

January 2017

As Republicans craft the first major tax-code rewrite in more than 30 years, they’ll have to be wary of the voters who put their man in the White House.

While Trump voters generally believe tax cuts help the economy, a majority of them don’t support cuts for anyone but the middle class, according to a poll of voters’ priorities for Trump’s first 100 days conducted by POLITICO and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Americans′ Views on Current Trade and Health Policies

View the latest findings from POLITICO and The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – September 2016
Survey Conducted by SSRS

“When asked about free trade policies with different countries around the world, Americans donot always feel the same way about trade. Rather, Americans’ beliefs about free trade, and whether that trade has been good or bad for the U.S., change depending on the partner country. Overall, 46% of Americans (including64% of Republicans) think trade with China, more than with any other country, hurts the United States.”

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The survey was conducted for Politico and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health via telephone by SSRS, an independent research company. Interviews were conducted via telephone (cell phone and landline) August 31–September 4, 2016,among a nationally representative sample of 1,000U.S. adults. The margin of error for total respondents is +/-3.7 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Americans’ Attitudes About Changing Current Prescription Drug and Medical Device Regulation

May 2016

“A new poll of adults in the United States by Stat and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examines public opinion on provisions in the 21stCentury Cures Act and a similar package in the Senate, which aim to speed up the process for developing new prescription drugs and medical devices.”

Americans’ Attitudes About Cancer

March 2016

“A new poll of adults in the United States by Stat and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds substantial bipartisan support for the National Cancer Moonshot ─ a $1 billion initiative announced by the White House in 2016 to ‘prevent, diagnose and treat cancer’.”

Americans’ Attitudes About Prescription Painkiller Abuse

March 2016

“A new poll of adults in the United States by Stat and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that just days after the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 through the U.S. Senate, more than two in five Americans believe that the amount of money the government currently spends on treatment programs for people addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin is too low.”

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