More than half of Americans do not know the date by which they must purchase health insurance to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision, according to a survey.

In response to a multiple-choice question about the deadline of March 31, 24 percent thought it was Jan. 1, 2014; 11 percent said Dec. 31, 2014; 2 percent said none of these and 18 percent didn’t know. Only 45 percent correctly identified the date.

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