From 2001 to 2004, the Harvard Opinion Research Group at the Harvard University School of Public Health, under the direction of Robert J. Blendon, ScD, conducted a total of 16 public opinion surveys on topics related to the priorities of RWJF.
The surveys examined Americans' attitudes about the following:
- The uninsured.
- Response to the anthrax attacks.
- Attitudes about the threat of a bioterrorist attack involving smallpox.
- Response to bioterrorism.
- Health care quality.
- Overweight in children.
- Smoking and pregnancy.
- Health priorities after September 11 and the impact of terrorism and the economic recession on these priorities.