Gallup: Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. Now at 13.4%

In June 2014, Gallup published results of its latest national poll confirming the percentage of uninsured individuals in the U.S. at 13.4%. This percentage reflects a continued decline from a high of 18% uninsured in the third quarter of 2013 and is the lowest percentage of uninsured since 2008.

Across nearly every major subgroup, the uninsured rate is lower now compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. The rate dropped more among blacks than it did in other major demographic groups, falling 6.2 percentage points to 14.7%. Hispanics had the second-largest drop in the percent uninsured across demographic groups. Although the rate among Hispanics is down 5.6 points since the end of 2013 to 33.1%, this remains the highest uninsured rate across key subgroups. Hispanics are a major target of public outreach efforts, because they historically are the most likely to be uninsured among demographic groups.

These data are based on more than 30,400 telephone interviews in English and Spanish from April 1-May 31, 2014, with a margin of sampling error of ±1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

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