Attitudes Toward Pre-Natal Care: A Question of Citizenship

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Continuing from the previous post about a recent survey for the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF), we turn now to the opinions of Oregonians  regarding equity in pre-natal health and the influence of citizenship status on those opinions. As before, we started out by providing general statements about access to healthcare and asked respondents to assess their overall agreement with each. See how agreement changed once immigration status was brought into the mix.

A few notable findings:

•Overall agreement with the first statement was 72%. That agreement dropped to 64% when immigration status was introduced, a decline of 8%. However, even with the decline, strong majorities agreed with both statements.
•Across almost all demographic groups, introduction of immigration status had a negative effect on how convincing investment in the health of Oregon children is.
•The only positive increase in agreement was among Independent/unaffiliated respondents (+5%).
•The largest negative impact was seen among Republicans (-27%).
•Younger respondents (18-34) were more likely agree with both statements than older respondents.
•Results varied little across area of state.

Check out NWHF’s perspectives on health equity here.