Public weighs in on public health care

A new survey shows where people stand on an overhaul

While a health-care-reform package is making its way through Congress, Thompson Reuters surveyed 2,999 households about their thoughts on an overhaul. Here are some of the results of the PULSE Healthcare Survey:

59.9% believe in a public option; 40.1 percent don’t.

86% of Democrats, 57 percent of Independents and 33 percent of Republicans support the public option.

35% strongly disagree, 11.6 percent strongly agree, and 29.9 percent put themselves in the middle when asked if the quality of health care will be better 12 months from now.

52% strongly disagree and 13 percent strongly agree that the amount of money spent on health care will be less 12 months from now.

23% believe it will be easier for people to receive the care they need a year from now.