The survey found that 24% incorrectly think the deadline already passed on Jan. 1 while 11% wrongly think they have until December 31, 2014 to sign up, a full nine months after the March 31, 2014 deadline.
Many Americans are not taking the deadline to sign up for Obamacare seriously. More than three in five (62%) of Americans think the government will push the deadline back to a later date.
Despite major undertakings to inform young adults about the Affordable Care Act and the upcoming deadline to sign up for health insurance, 18-to-29 year olds are the most confused about the cutoff date and the most likely to think the government will push back the deadline, the survey found. Only 43% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 knew the correct deadline while 48% of individuals earning $75,000 or more knew the right answer, compared with 40% of those earning less than $30,000.
The survey also showed that 54% of college graduates chose the correct deadline, versus 40% with a high school education or less.
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