FINAL RESULTS: Nevada Statewide Survey

Sample Size: 505
Margin of Error: ±4.4%
Interview Dates: April 17th to 20th, 2017


Language: English and Spanish
Sample: 500 residents of Nevada currently registered to vote, who voted in November 2014 and
November 2016.
Phones: Landline and mobile phone.




SECTION 1. SCREENING

1. IF LATINO FROM SAMPLE: First, are you more comfortable speaking in Spanish or English?
(n=56)

ENGLISH 67
SPANISH 33
DON’T KNOW 0


2. Have I reached you today on a cell phone or a landline?

CELL PHONE 35
LANDLINE 65


3. IF CELL PHONE: Are you in a safe place where you can answer some survey questions over your
cell phone?

YES 100


4. Do you think things in Nevada are going in the right direction, or are things off on the wrong
track?

RIGHT DIRECTION 52
WRONG TRACK 30
DON’T KNOW 18


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SECTION 2. FAVORABILITIES

Now I am going to read you the names of some figures and groups. For each I read, please tell me if you
have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the person or group. If you have not heard of the name, just
say so and we will move on.

IF FAVORABLE: Is that strongly favorable or just somewhat?
IF UNFAVORABLE: Is that strongly unfavorable or just somewhat?

FAVORABLE UNFAVORABLE NO OPINION SUMMARY

Heard Have
Some- Some- Favor- Unfavor
Strongly Strongly of, No Not
what what able -able
Opinion Heard of

5. Governor Bryan Sandoval
29 33 16 9 10 3 62 25

6. Pharmaceutical companies
9 19 23 34 11 4 28 57

7. Health insurance companies
17 21 21 30 10 1 38 51

8. Pharmacies
29 43 9 7 11 1 72 16

Senate D20 Only: (n=23)
9. 0 22 0 9 47 22 22 9
State Senator Michael Roberson
Senate D16 Only: (n=30)
10. 6 24 6 7 20 37 30 13
State Senator Ben Kieckhefer
Senate D9 Only: (n=22)
11. 13 5 0 5 45 32 18 5
State Senator Becky Harris

12. Nevada state legislature
12 33 15 15 20 5 45 30

13. The culinary union
18 19 10 12 24 17 37 22


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SECTION 3. PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

14. Do you think the cost of prescription drugs is too high, too low, or about right?

TOO HIGH 80
ABOUT RIGHT 15
TOO LOW <1
DON’T KNOW 4
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


15. Regardless of how you feel about the price of prescription drugs, who do you think is most
responsible, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare insurance companies, or local pharmacies?

PHARMACEUTICAL 65
HEALTHCARE INSURANCE 18
PHARMACIES 8
DON’T KNOW 8
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


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SECTION 4. DIABETES

16. Based on what you know now, how serious of a problem do you think diabetes is for Nevada?

Public health crisis 11
Serious problem 63
Not a problem 10
DON’T KNOW 16
PREFER NOT TO SAY <1


Now I’m going to read some additional information about diabetes in Nevada. For each statement that I
read, please tell me if it makes you more concerned or less concerned about the issue of diabetes, or if it
makes no difference to you at all. If you think the statement is false, please say so and we will move on.

More No Less Don’t
False PNTS
Concerned Difference Concerned Know

Over 1 million Nevadans either
17. 68 19 4 3 6 0
have diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
Insulin is the medicine that treats
diabetes. Affordable insulin has
18. 41 36 10 3 10 <1
controlled diabetes for the last 85
years.
In the last fifteen years,
pharmaceutical companies raised
19. 80 8 2 2 7 1
insulin prices in Nevada to more
than $700 per patient.
Diabetes now costs Nevada $2.4
20. 72 15 3 2 8 <1
billion per year.


21. Now that you’ve heard more, how serious of a problem do you think diabetes is for Nevada?

Public health crisis 19
Serious problem 67
Not a problem 7
DON’T KNOW 6
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1

ASK SUMMARY

PUBLIC HEALTH SERIOUS NOT A DON’T KNOW/

CRISIS PROBLEM PROBLEM PNTS
Q16. ASK 1: Initial Ask 11 63 10 16
Q21. ASK 2: After Info 19 67 7 7
CHANGE +8 +4 -3 -9


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SECTION 5. DIABETES SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

22. Some state legislators have suggested controlling the price of insulin. Do you support or oppose
the state legislature controlling the price of insulin?

SUPPORT 52
OPPOSE 32
DON’T KNOW 16
PREFER NOT TO SAY <1


23. If your state legislator voted AGAINST controlling the price of insulin, would that make you more
likely or less likely to vote for them?

MORE LIKELY 23
NO DIFFERENCE (VOL) 20
LESS LIKELY 45
DON’T KNOW 12
PREFER NOT TO SAY <1


24. If your state legislator voted against controlling the price of insulin, what do you think is the
most likely reason? Is it:

They philosophically oppose government interference in the free market.

OR

They received major campaign contributions from pharmaceutical companies

FREE MARKET 24
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 50
BOTH (VOL) 10
DON’T KNOW 15
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


25. If your state legislator had received major campaign contributions from pharmaceutical
companies and voted AGAINST controlling the price of insulin, would that make you more likely
or less likely to vote for them?

MORE LIKELY 11
NO DIFFERENCE (VOL) 12
LESS LIKELY 71
DON’T KNOW 6
PREFER NOT TO SAY <1


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26. Pharmaceutical companies spend the most money on lobbyists and campaign contributions in
Nevada. Do you think that is because they think Nevada is important or because they think
Nevada politicians are easily influenced by money and lobbyists?

IMPORTANT 15
INFLUENCED 65
DON’T KNOW 18
PREFER NOT TO SAY 2


27. Governor Sandoval will be leaving office in two years. Would making Nevada the first state in
the nation to control the price of insulin make you more proud or less proud of his job as
governor?

MORE PROUD 52
NO DIFFERENCE (VOL) 16
LESS PROUD 21
DON’T KNOW 10
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


28. Supporters of controlling the price of insulin say pharmaceutical companies charge a lot for new
drugs to recover the cost of research and development, but insulin was developed ninety years
ago. They say pharmaceutical companies make minor changes in the formula for insulin just so
they can prevent a generic version that would make it cheaper and cut into their profits.

Opponents of controlling the price of insulin say saving lives comes at a cost. Pharmaceutical
companies invest billions in research and It’s only right that they get a chance to recover that
investment. They say price controls on insulin set a dangerous precedent of interfering in the
free market. If the law is adopted and pharmaceutical companies can’t profit from inventing
drugs, they will stop investing in research.

With whom do you agree more?

SUPPORTERS 47
OPPONENTS 27
NEITHER (VOL) 13
DON’T KNOW 12
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


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SECTION 6. DEMOGRAPHICS

29. What is your age?

Under 30 6
30-39 9
40-49 11
50-64 35
65+ 38
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


30. Which of the following ethnic groups describes you? You can stop me when I’ve read your
group.

White or Caucasian 72
Latino, Hispanic, or Mexican American 14
Asian or Pacific Islander 2
Black or African American 4
Native American 3
Mixed Race 2
Other (SPECIFY: ______) 1
PREFER NOT TO SAY 2


31. IF NOT SELF-IDENTIFIED LATINO: And are you of Hispanic or Latino descent? (n=459)

YES 6
NO 93
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


32. Are you or is anyone in your household a member of a labor union or employee association?

IF YES: Is that you, a member of your household, or both?

YES, SELF ONLY 8
YES, HOUSEHOLD MEMBER ONLY 5 à16%
YES, BOTH SELF AND HOUSEHOLD 3
NOBODY IN HOUSEHOLD 83
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


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33. Are you or is anyone in your household a diabetic?

IF YES: Is that you, a member of your household, or both?

YES, SELF ONLY 15
YES, HOUSEHOLD MEMBER ONLY 11 à29%
YES, BOTH SELF AND HOUSEHOLD 3
NOBODY IN HOUSEHOLD 71
PREFER NOT TO SAY <1


34. What best describes your educational background?

Not a high school graduate 4
High school graduate, but no college 15
Some college, but not a college graduate 29
College graduate, but not post graduate 27
College graduate with some post graduate study 10
Post graduate degree 14
PREFER NOT TO SAY 1


That’s all the questions I have. Thank you for your time.


35. RECORD PARTY

DEMOCRAT 40
REPUBLICAN 42
NON-PARTISAN 13
OTHER PARTY 5


36. RECORD GENDER

FEMALE 51
MALE 49


37. RECORD LANGUAGE

ENGLISH 96
SPANISH 4

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