50% Say Nurses Paid Too Little

Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe that nurses are paid too little. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 42% believe they are paid the right amount and 8% believe they are overpaid. Older voters are more likely than others to believe that nurses are underpaid (see question wording and crosstab results).

As for doctors, half (53%) believe they are paid the right amount. However, 34% believe they are paid too much and only 13% believe they are paid too little.

This survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted for ScottRasmussen.com on September 18-19, 2018 by HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The statistical margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Heading into the midterm elections, the economy and health care are the top issues for voters. They are more likely to trust Democrats on health care and Republicans on the economy.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) believe it is Very Important to provide every American with Access to quality health care. A similar number (64%) support the concept of single-payer health care, but not as the term is typically discussed in Washington. Senator Bernie Sanders and others envision eliminating private insurance options. Only 19% of voters support that approach.

In health care, as in most things, voters tend to see competition as a better option than regulation. Most believe new technologies will have a bigger impact on health care rather than new government policies. This is true even though voters dramatically underestimate the pace of  tech changes in health care.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of American voters have put off a doctor’s visit due to the costs involved. Additionally, 35% have been unable at some point to schedule a doctor’s appointment when they needed one; 33% have failed to fill a prescription due to cost concerns; and, 26% have been unable to find a doctor covered by their insurance company.

This information is presented to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us and review all of our recent data releases).

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

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