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While Most Voters Are Aware of the State's Nursing Shortage, Few Know That the State Faces a Shortage of Allied Health Professionals
Date:6/27/2008

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No opinion 21

Strong support for reducing California's shortage of health care professionals by attracting and training more workers from within the state

By a greater than ten to one margin (69% to 6%) voters prefer that the state address the shortage of nurses and other health professionals by seeking to attract and train more workers from within California rather than hiring more out-of-state workers. Another 15% volunteer that both avenues should be pursued.

Table 5

Voter preferences regarding how California should work to

fill its shortage of nurses and other health professionals

Attract, train state workers 69%

Hire more workers from out-of-state 6

Both (volunteered) 15

No opinion 10

About The Survey

The findings in this report are based on a random sample survey of 800 registered voters in California conducted by Field Research Corporation, an independent public opinion research company. The survey was commissioned by Fenton Communications of San Francisco through a grant it received from The California Wellness Foundation. Interviewing was completed by telephone in English and Spanish May 6-12, 2008. Up to eight attempts were made to reach and interview each randomly selected voter on different days and times of day during the interviewing period.

The sample was developed from telephone listings of individual voters selected at random from a statewide list of registered voters in California. Sampling error estimates applicable to any probability-based survey depend on sample size. According to statistical theory, 95% of the time results from findings based on the ov
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