56% of People in United States Say Government Should Spend More to Fight HIV/AIDS, Survey Says
June 3, 2004
Fifty-six percent of people in the United States believe that the government should spend more to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/2). Kaiser Family Foundation researchers designed the survey, titled "Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: Part One -- Global HIV/AIDS," and analyzed the results. Researchers from Princeton Survey Research Associates between March 15 and May 11 conducted phone interviews among a nationally representative sample of 2,902 respondents age 18 and older. Trend data was obtained through the addition of three questions to an omnibus survey conducted by ICR/International Communications Research between May 7 and May 12 among 1,013 adults age 18 or older ("Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: Part One -- Global HIV/AIDS," June 2004). Researchers found that 56% of participants said that the country needs to be spending more on both domestic and international HIV/AIDS efforts, compared with 27% who said that the government is spending "the right amount" and 9% who said that too much is being spent to combat the epidemic, according to Reuters. In addition, researchers found that 55% of respondents said that spending more on HIV/AIDS prevention in developing nations would "lead to meaningful progress," compared with 40% of participants in a 2002 survey, Reuters reports.
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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.