Noteworthy trends from 2016–2020:
More adults say health should be a top priority for the Federal government (increase from 32% to 43%) and that the government generally should do more to promote health.
More adults recognized that it’s harder for African-Americans, Latinos and people with low-income to get health care. But only 36% recognize that discrimination within the healthcare system is a reason for poor health outcomes among African-Americans and 37% for Latinos.
More adults say they value the importance of health equity and equality of opportunity in general. Adults reporting that our country should do whatever is necessary to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy increased from 58% to 62%.
More adults reported trusting in science and health experts (increase from 66% to 74%).
Fewer adults believe that access to quality food, education, housing, job security and other determinants of health have a strong effect on health.
Fewer adults report making personal health a priority in their daily life (decrease from 43% to 38%).