Americans without health insurance might be more aware of the exchanges than they were a few weeks ago but remain clueless about the penalties they might face for failing to get coverage.

Frank Newport, a Gallup analyst, published data on the views of the uninsured in a summary of results from a telephone survey of adults without coverage.

Exchange awareness has improved steadily, with about 31 percent of uninsured saying they're very or somewhat familiar with the exchanges, up from 25 percent in late September.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.