The 53% who say they’re confused is only slightly less than the 55% who reported the same last April, shortly after the law was passed. The confusion rate dipped to a low of 42% in June in the past year.
Last month’s Kaiser poll found that almost half of those surveyed thought — incorrectly — that the law had been repealed.
In general, people remain divided in their feelings about the law, with 42% viewing it favorably and 46% viewing it unfavorably, Kaiser says. And not surprisingly, people identifying as Democrats generally have a positive view, while Republicans are strongly opposed. Independents are split, though they’re leaning towards a negative view (49%) rather than a positive one (37%).
When the provisions of the law are evaluated individually, the only one that a majority of people say should be eliminated is the consistently unpopular mandate that most adults buy insurance — but the response depends on how the question is phrased.