Republicans are less likely now than they were in the past to say they are confident in the accuracy of important medical advice their doctor gives them. Currently, 60% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are confident, down from 73% in 2010 and 70% in 2002. Meanwhile, more Democrats and Democratic leaners are confident now (71%) than were in the past, especially compared with the 62% measured in 2002.
As a result, Democrats' confidence exceeds Republican confidence for the first time in Gallup's trend, though majorities of both groups remain confident.
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Friday, December 10, 2021
Polarization and Confidence in Doctors
Jeffrey M. Jones at Gallup:
Posted by Pitney at 12:46 PM
Labels: government, health care, polarization, politic, political science, public opinion, Republican