Health Policy Matters Survey Results





























1. How often do you read the newsletter?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Weekly
69.1% 233






    At least once a month
22% 74






    Once in a while
8.9% 30






    Never
0% 0
Total Respondents   337
(skipped this question)   2





























2. What determines whether or not you decide to read the newsletter? (Check all that apply)










































  Response Percent Response Total






  Subject line
35.9% 121






  First paragraph
15.4% 52






  If I have the time
40.9% 138






  I’m looking for insights about health issues in the news
37.1% 125






  Other
10.1% 34
Total Respondents   337
(skipped this question)   2





























3. How do you primarily read the newsletter?










































  Response Percent Response Total






    On a desktop/laptop
93.8% 317






    BlackBerry
1.5% 5






    Mobile phone
0% 0






    Paper print out
4.1% 14






    Other
0.6% 2
Total Respondents   338
(skipped this question)   1





























4. Please tell us how useful you find the following:




































Very useful Somewhat useful Not useful Response Total





Grace-Marie?s commentary
74% (236) 23% (74) 3% (9) 319





Summaries of recent news articles and studies
73% (234) 26% (84) 1% (2) 320





Listing of upcoming events
24% (74) 48% (148) 28% (87) 309
Total Respondents   323
(skipped this question)   16





























5. Please rate the following:




































Too long Too short Just right Response Total





Length of Grace-Marie?s commentary
7% (23) 3% (8) 90% (288) 319





Length of article summaries
4% (12) 6% (20) 90% (287) 319





Length of upcoming events section
13% (38) 3% (8) 84% (238) 284
Total Respondents   322
(skipped this question)   17





























6. What is your opinion of the newsletter presentation and graphics?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Attractive and easy to read
85.4% 270






    Too many weblinks that interrupt the content
1.6% 5






    I don’t see graphics, only straight text, on my screen
9.2% 29






    Other
3.8% 12
Total Respondents   316
(skipped this question)   23





























7. How often do you forward the newsletter to colleagues and friends?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Weekly
6.2% 20






    At least once a month
25.7% 83






    Less than monthly
36.5% 118






    Never
31.6% 102
Total Respondents   323
(skipped this question)   16





























8. If you have a friend or colleague who would like to receive the newsletter directly, please feel free to give us their name and email address so we can add them to our distribution list.



























  Response Percent Response Total






    Name:
100% 23






    Email:
100% 23
Total Respondents   23
(skipped this question)   316





























9. What other free health policy newsletters do you subscribe to? (Check all that apply)





































  Response Percent Response Total






  Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report (Kaiser Family Foundation)
61.2% 115






  Health Policy Prescriptions (Pacific Research Institute)
12.8% 24






  Healthy Competition (Cato Institute)
25% 47






  Other
47.3% 89
Total Respondents   188
(skipped this question)   151





























10. What, if any, information or sections would you like to see included or removed from the newsletter? (Check all that apply)





































  Response Percent Response Total






  Less opinion and more straightforward reporting
22.3% 41






  Fewer summaries of recent articles and studies
8.2% 15






  More summaries of articles and links to studies by others
64.7% 119






  Other
12% 22
Total Respondents   184
(skipped this question)   155





























11. Overall, what is your opinion of the Health Policy Matters newsletter?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Excellent
64.5% 205






    Good
30.5% 97






    Fair
4.1% 13






    Poor
0.9% 3
Total Respondents   318
(skipped this question)   21





























12. Additional comments?

















 Total Respondents  
76
(skipped this question)   263





























13. How often do you visit our website at www.galen.org?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Several times a week
0.6% 2






    Several times a month
14% 44






    Less than once a month
56.4% 177






    Never
29% 91
Total Respondents   314
(skipped this question)   25


























14. What are your reasons for visiting our website? (Check all that apply)


















  Response Percent Response Total






  Following a link from our newsletter
70.1% 157




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1. How often do you read the newsletter?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Weekly
69.1% 233






    At least once a month
22% 74






    Once in a while
8.9% 30






    Never
0% 0
Total Respondents   337
(skipped this question)   2





























2. What determines whether or not you decide to read the newsletter? (Check all that apply)










































  Response Percent Response Total






  Subject line
35.9% 121






  First paragraph
15.4% 52






  If I have the time
40.9% 138






  I’m looking for insights about health issues in the news
37.1% 125






  Other
10.1% 34
Total Respondents   337
(skipped this question)   2





























3. How do you primarily read the newsletter?










































  Response Percent Response Total






    On a desktop/laptop
93.8% 317






    BlackBerry
1.5% 5






    Mobile phone
0% 0






    Paper print out
4.1% 14






    Other
0.6% 2
Total Respondents   338
(skipped this question)   1





























4. Please tell us how useful you find the following:




































Very useful Somewhat useful Not useful Response Total





Grace-Marie?s commentary
74% (236) 23% (74) 3% (9) 319





Summaries of recent news articles and studies
73% (234) 26% (84) 1% (2) 320





Listing of upcoming events
24% (74) 48% (148) 28% (87) 309
Total Respondents   323
(skipped this question)   16





























5. Please rate the following:




































Too long Too short Just right Response Total





Length of Grace-Marie?s commentary
7% (23) 3% (8) 90% (288) 319





Length of article summaries
4% (12) 6% (20) 90% (287) 319





Length of upcoming events section
13% (38) 3% (8) 84% (238) 284
Total Respondents   322
(skipped this question)   17





























6. What is your opinion of the newsletter presentation and graphics?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Attractive and easy to read
85.4% 270






    Too many weblinks that interrupt the content
1.6% 5






    I don’t see graphics, only straight text, on my screen
9.2% 29






    Other
3.8% 12
Total Respondents   316
(skipped this question)   23





























7. How often do you forward the newsletter to colleagues and friends?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Weekly
6.2% 20






    At least once a month
25.7% 83






    Less than monthly
36.5% 118






    Never
31.6% 102
Total Respondents   323
(skipped this question)   16





























8. If you have a friend or colleague who would like to receive the newsletter directly, please feel free to give us their name and email address so we can add them to our distribution list.



























  Response Percent Response Total






    Name:
100% 23






    Email:
100% 23
Total Respondents   23
(skipped this question)   316





























9. What other free health policy newsletters do you subscribe to? (Check all that apply)





































  Response Percent Response Total






  Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report (Kaiser Family Foundation)
61.2% 115






  Health Policy Prescriptions (Pacific Research Institute)
12.8% 24






  Healthy Competition (Cato Institute)
25% 47






  Other
47.3% 89
Total Respondents   188
(skipped this question)   151





























10. What, if any, information or sections would you like to see included or removed from the newsletter? (Check all that apply)





































  Response Percent Response Total






  Less opinion and more straightforward reporting
22.3% 41






  Fewer summaries of recent articles and studies
8.2% 15






  More summaries of articles and links to studies by others
64.7% 119






  Other
12% 22
Total Respondents   184
(skipped this question)   155





























11. Overall, what is your opinion of the Health Policy Matters newsletter?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Excellent
64.5% 205






    Good
30.5% 97






    Fair
4.1% 13






    Poor
0.9% 3
Total Respondents   318
(skipped this question)   21





























12. Additional comments?

















 Total Respondents  
76
(skipped this question)   263





























13. How often do you visit our website at www.galen.org?





































  Response Percent Response Total






    Several times a week
0.6% 2






    Several times a month
14% 44






    Less than once a month
56.4% 177






    Never
29% 91
Total Respondents   314
(skipped this question)   25


























14. What are your reasons for visiting our website? (Check all that apply)


















  Response Percent Response Total






  Following a link from our newsletter
70.1% 157




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