Title

Political Trust, Ideology, and Public Support in the United States for Government Spending on Health Care

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-4-2019

Subject Area

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Abstract

The U.S. health-care costs have increased at a rapid rate over the last several decades. How much responsibility the government should bear with the increase in health-care costs is one of the main questions that lack consensus among the American people. Utilizing the 2016 General Social Survey data, this study shows that over two-thirds of Americans want to see more or much more spending on health care by the government. An ordered logit regression model shows that political trust and ideology are significant correlates in predicting attitudes toward government spending on health care. The policy implications of the findings are discussed in the “Conclusion” section.

Publication Title

International Journal of Public Administration

Volume

42

Issue

9

First Page

776

Last Page

785

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/01900692.2018.1517784

ISSN

01900692

E-ISSN

15324265

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