Voters in 2016: Spending on Health Care

As the nation’s leadership shifts, the Joint Center will continue to release several data briefs comparing the policy priorities of white Trump voters, black Clinton voters, Latino Clinton voters, and white Clinton voters.
This brief focuses on government spending on health care coverage for low-income Americans.


  • Black, Latino, and white Clinton voters were more likely to indicate support for funding increases to expand health care coverage for low-income Americans. In contrast, white Trump supporters were more likely to indicate a preference for funding decreases.
  • Across all groups and demographics, black Clinton voters were the most likely to indicate support of funding increases at 77 percent.
  • The majority of white Trump supporters with incomes less than $75,000 said that they either support current funding levels or increases in funding to expanded health care coverage for low-income Americans.

Click here to read the full 7-page brief.


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.