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Poll: Public supports substantial increase in spending on U.S. public health, but has concerns about how the system functions now

Public trust in healthcare workers is higher during this time than trust in public health institutions, including the CDC, FDA, and NIH

According to a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, a large majority of the public (71%) favors substantially increasing federal spending on improving the nation’s public health programs. In addition, a similar share of the public (72%) believes the activities of public health agencies in the United States are extremely or very important to the health of the United States.