Poll: Most Americans Believe the Number of Children Who Are Uninsured Has Increased in the Last Five Years

Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families commissioned a national survey of 1000 adults 18 and older to measure perceptions about the state of children in America today. The survey focused on two issues that impact children: health insurance coverage and poverty. The survey was conducted September 20-22, 2013 by PerryUndem Research and Communication. The majority of survey respondents (55 percent) believe the number of uninsured children in their state has increased in the last five years, while three in ten (30 percent) think the number of uninsured children has stayed the same. While poverty rates for children remain historically high (22.6 percent in 2012), the number of uninsured children has actually declined and is now at 7.2 percent.