|THE FULL SURVEY: PART II|
The following survey conducted by the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health
provides extensive information about public perception of prescription
42. Last time you got a prescription for a drug you had never taken before, how confident were you that you had enough information about the drug? Would you say very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident?
43. Have you ever looked for information about a prescription drug on the Internet?
44. (Asked of total respondents who have looked on the Internet for information of prescription drugs) For each of the following, please tell me if this was a reason you looked for information on the Internet?
Did you look for information on the Internet because Ö(READ ITEMS)? How aboutÖ(READ NEXT ITEM)?
45. How often would you say you get advice from your friends or family about which prescription drugs to take?
46. Please tell me how much you trust each of the following sources to provide accurate information about prescription medicines. (First,) what aboutÖ (READ ITEMS)?
(READ FIRST TIME, THEN AS NECESSARY: Do you trust them a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all (to provide accurate information about prescription medicines)?)
Now I have a question about drugs that you can buy over-the-counter, WITHOUT a prescription from a doctor, like a cough or cold medicine or painkillers like aspirin or Tylenol. Over-the-counter drugs do NOT include vitamins and herbal medicines like St. Johnís Wort and ginseng.
47. Do you take any over-the-counter drugs regularly during certain seasons of the year, like for seasonal allergies?
48. Not including any drugs you take seasonally, how often would you say you take over-the-counter drugs? Would you say regularly, sometimes, hardly ever, or never?
49. (Asked of total respondents who take over-the-counter drugs) How many different over-the-counter drugs would you say you are taking or using on a regular basis right now? By regular basis, we mean on an ongoing basis or always during a particular season. Would you say one, two, three, more than that, or none?
46/48/49 SUMMARY TABLE
50. (Asked of total respondents who take over-the-counter drugs) When you buy over-the-counter drugs, do you usually get a name brand drug or a generic drug?
47/48/50 SUMMARY TABLE
|Prescription drug advertizing|
Now I have some questions about prescription drug advertisements.
51. In the last year, have you seen (or heard) any advertisements for prescription medicineÖ(READ ITEMS)?
52. (Asked of total respondents who have seen or heard advertisements for prescription medicine) Weíd like you to rate the job these advertisements for prescription medicines generally do in telling you about each of the following. What aboutÖ(READ ITEMS)?
READ FIRST TIME, THEN AS NECESSARY: Do these advertisements do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or poor job of telling you about this?
53. (Asked of total respondents who have not seen or heard advertisements for prescription medicine in the past year) Have you ever seen or heard any advertisements for prescription medicine?
51/53 SUMMARY TABLE
55. (Asked of total respondents who have seen or heard advertisements for prescription medicine) As a result of seeing an ad for a prescription medicine, have you ever talked with a doctor about the specific medicine you saw or heard advertised, or not?
56. (Asked of total respondents who have talked with a doctor about the specific medicine they saw or heard advertised) Did you specifically ask your doctor to prescribe the medicine you saw advertised or did you just talk to your doctor about the medicine?
51/53/55/56 SUMMARY TABLE
65. Would you say that your health in general isÖ(READ ITEMS)
66. Do you have an ongoing or a serious health problem like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, or a mental health condition that requires frequent medical care, for example, regular doctor visits, or daily medications?
D1. What is your marital status? Are you currently married, living as married, separated, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married?
D2. Are you currently working full-time, working part-time, or are you retired, unemployed, a student, a homemaker, or something else?
D3. Are you self-employed or do you work for someone else?
D2/D3 SUMMARY TABLE
D4. What is the LAST grade or class that you COMPLETED in school?
D5. What is your age?
D6. Are you, yourself, of Hispanic or Latino background, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Latin American background?
D7. What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race?
RACE SUMMARY TABLE
D8. In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
D9. Last year -- that is, in 1999 -- what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Was it (READ ITEMS)
D10/11. Just stop me when I get to the right category. Was it (READ ITEMS)
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health National Survey on Prescription Drugs: Additional Questions
PD-1 Medicare, the program that provides health insurance primarily to people age 65 and older, does not currently pay for prescription medicines. Which ONE of the following three statements comes closest to your opinion about what the government should do about coverage for prescription medicines for seniors? Do you think the government shouldÖ
PD-2 Iím going to read you two proposals to help people age 65 and over to pay for prescription drugs. Please tell me which of those two proposals you would prefer. (READ ITEMS) Which do you prefer, (expanding Medicare) or (government help to buy PRIVATE health insurance plans)?
1 Expanding Medicare to pay directly for part of prescription medicine costs for people age 65 and over
2 Having the federal government help people age 65 and over to buy PRIVATE health insurance plans that would pay part of their prescription medicine costs
PD-3 (Asked of total respondents who prefer one of the two proposals) Still thinking about prescription drugs for people age 65 and over (READ ITEMS)
b. People who favor providing drug coverage to seniors through the Medicare program say it guarantees that the same coverage is available to all seniors, and say that private insurers wonít make prescription drug insurance policies available to everyone
On the other handÖ
a. People who favor providing drug coverage to seniors through private insurance companies say this gives seniors a greater choice of plans and minimizes government control over prescription drug benefits and prices.
Having heard these arguments, would you still favor a plan that (ANSWER GIVEN IN PD-2) or would you now prefer a plan that (OTHER CHOICE IN PD-2)?
PD-2/PD-3 SUMMARY TABLE
PD-4 I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the next election for president. Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, or are the chances 50-50 or less that you will vote?
PD-5 Which do you trust more to provide health insurance to seniorsÖ (READ FIRST ITEM) OR (READ SECOND ITEM)? (ROTATE ITEMS)
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