U.S. opinion on who should be given ventilators for COVID-19, April 12, 2020, by age

Americans are split almost evenly over how hospitals should handle critical care for COVID-19 patients in the case of ventilator shortages. In the 18-30 year old age group, the majority of respondents say the priority should be patients who doctors think are most likely to recover with treatment, whereas in the 50+ age group, the majority say the priority should be patients who are most in need at the moment. This statistic shows the opinions of U.S. adult respondents regarding which COVID-19 patients doctors should prioritize giving ventilators to in the case of a shortage, as of April 12, 2020, by age group.

Public U.S. opinion regarding which COVID-19 patients doctors should prioritize giving ventilators to in the case of shortages, as of April 12, 2020, by age

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 7 to 12, 2020

Number of respondents

4,917 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: % who say doctors should prioritize giving ventilators to ...?

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