Report

Senate Legislative Process A Mystery To Many

  • January 28, 2010

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The public struggled with political questions; despite expressing strong interest in the health care debate, few know how many votes it takes to break a filibuster or how many GOP votes the bill got in the Senate. Less than half can identify the Senate majority leader...or Stephen Colbert. To take the News IQ Quiz, click on this link: http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz

Senate Legislative Process A Mystery To Many

The public has consistently expressed strong interest in the health care debate, but relatively few Americans can correctly answer two key questions related to the Senate's consideration of health care legislation.

In the latest installment of the Pew Research Center's News IQ Quiz, just 32% know that the Senate passed its version of the legislation without a single Republican vote.

Read the full report Senate Legislative Process A Mystery To Many on the Pew Research Center's Web site.