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  • YAF Poll: Only 18% of Millennials Likely to Enroll in Obamacare

    1/25/2014 10:48:22 AM Posted by Ashley Pratte
    Only 18 Percent Of Millennials Likely to Enroll in Obamacare
    YAF Nationwide Poll: Big Government Programs a Turn Off to Young Adults 
     
    HERNDON, VA – Young America’s Foundation has released new conclusive poll findings, and the results are dismal for Obamacare’s prospects and big government programs.  Just 18 percent of young adults answered that they are “likely to enroll” in Obamacare compared to a whopping 46 percent who are “not likely to enroll.” 
    The survey conducted by the polling company, inc., measured millennials’ (those 18 to 24) attitudes toward the President’s healthcare plan and its implementation, along with their general thoughts on Obama and his policies. 
    These figures may be particularly ominous for the Obama administration in light of news that fewer-than-expected young adults enrolled in Obamacare during the first three months of this law. The government program needs at least 40 percent of young people to enroll in order to avoid even higher costs for the enrollees.  Even if these numbers improve, young people will still associate Obamacare with its disastrous website rollout and lingering enrollment problems.
    Interestingly, the poll also surveyed the net effects of Obamacare on millennials’ view of the federal government.  Young adults deliver a strong rebuke of an intrusive federal government early in the survey, before Obamacare is even mentioned. On this question, 48 percent of millennials said the federal government is “too big” compared to only four percent who responded that it was “too small”  (a 12-to-1 ratio).*  Millennials seem to be losing faith in government and after the terrible rollout of Obamacare, only ten percent of young adults surveyed are more confident in the federal government’s handling of other major programs. Sixty-two percent expressed less confidence. 
    YAF’s poll also found that 34 percent of young people believe they will be “worse off” under Obamacare compared to only 19 percent who think they will be “better off.”*  This is significant, considering many of them can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26, something that the administration has promoted as a benefit for young adults.
    These results underscore that now is the time for conservative organizations to reach young people and advance the message of limited government and free market principles.


    For further information or to request an interview please email Ashley Pratte at apratte@yaf.org

    *the polling company, inc./WomenTrend conducted a nationwide online survey of 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 24 on behalf of Young America’s Foundation from December 27, 2013 to January 6, 2014. The margin of error for the study is +/- 3.1 percent at a 95 percent confidence level. 

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