The Resource Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997

Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997

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Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997
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Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997
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This special topic poll, fielded March 13-23, 1997, is part of a continuing series of monthly polls that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The focus of this data collection was to assess respondents' views on Social Security, Medicare, entitlement programs, and retirement. Respondents were asked whether the country was moving in the right direction, and gave their opinion on the condition of the national economy. Respondents were asked to assess their knowledge of the Social Security program, including who is eligible to receive the benefits, what limits, if any, exist in the distribution of those benefits, the use of Social Security payroll taxes, the current state of the program, and the amount of benefits received by the average Social Security recipient. Similar questions were raised regarding Medicare, including the differences between it and Medicaid, the origin of Medicare funds, the extent of Medicare coverage, and the future of the Medicare trust fund. Respondents were asked about their retirement planning, such as their saving patterns, potential sources of income during their retirement, private pensions and 401K plans, and the amount of money that they felt was necessary to live as a retired person. Information was also collected on respondents' retirement status and their receipt of Medicare and Social Security benefits. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, ethnicity, education level, household income, political party affiliation, and political philosophy
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  • The Washington Post
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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  • Harvard University
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
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Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997
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  • 1997-03
  • 2178
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ICPSR02178.v2
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Washington Post/Harvard University/Kaiser Family Foundation Entitlement Poll, March 1997
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  • 1997-03
  • 2178
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ICPSR02178.v2
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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