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2007-2008 AARP Key Legislative Priorities: A Survey of Likely Voters in North Carolina

The opinions of likely North Carolina voters about six issues important to AARP, which are being considered by the state’s General Assembly during its 2007-08 session, are gauged in this telephone survey of 626 voters with a history of having voted in general elections in the last three years.

Of those surveyed...

  • 78 percent favor the creation of a rating system indicating how well individual adult care homes meet certain quality standards
  • 71 percent favor additional state taxpayer funding to house older adults in care homes separate from those housing persons with mental illnesses
  • 66 percent favor a law requiring companies offering group health insurance to cover the treatment of mental illness
  • 82 percent favor making information about hospitals’ infection rates and medical or medication errors available to the public
  • 69 percent favor re-enacting a law to provide tax credits of up to $350 to individuals purchasing private long-term care insurance
  • 75 percent favor additional state taxpayer funding for the federal-state Home and Community Care Block Grant program which provides home-delivered meals, in-home aides, adult day care and other services

Polling was conducted for AARP by OnPoint Polling & Research on March 22nd and 23rd, 2007, via the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system in which a recorded 10-question survey was sent by telephone to the households of likely voters selected randomly from the North Carolina Voter res When they answered the phone, the recorded message urged them to respond to the survey by pressing buttons on their telephone keypad. Further information about the survey may be obtained by contacting the report’s author, Terri Guengerich, at 202-434-6306. (12 pages)

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