What is the National Poll on Children's Health?

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (Mott Poll) measures current national public opinion, perceptions, and priorities regarding key health care issues and trends for US children and their families. The Mott Poll, launched in 2007, is funded by the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and is located within the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center.

Can I schedule an interview regarding the Mott Poll?

Yes, please email umhsmedia@umich.edu or call 734-764-2220 to speak to a public relations representative and schedule an interview with the Mott Poll team.

How often are new Mott Poll reports published?

New reports are published about once a month.

How often are new polls conducted?

The National Poll on Children’s Health is fielded about three times per year. Findings from surveys are published in monthly reports.

Does the Mott Poll publish the questions asked in polls?

Yes, poll questions are available for every Mott Poll Report. To view the questions for a specific report, click on the Methods tab on the report page.

How can I receive new Mott Poll Reports when they’re published?

Reports are released once a month. Sign up for the Mott Poll mailing list to receive new reports via email as soon as they’re published. You can also follow the Poll on Twitter.

What topics will the Mott Poll cover in the future?

Polls are conducted to address a wide variety of children's health and health policy issues. The goal is to address issues that are timely and relevant to the public’s concerns about children’s health. We include topics that span the age spectrum from infancy through adolescence. Contact us to suggest a topic for the next Mott Poll.

How are findings from the Mott Poll reported?

Specific findings are presented as Mott Poll Reports, and available at mottpoll.org/reports. For each report, an accompanying press release is available. Findings are disseminated though local, regional, and national media and also in academic publications. Mott Poll findings are also reported via social media.