Percentage of Americans with misconceptions about HIV transmission 2012

This statistic depicts the percentage of Americans who had misconceptions about HIV transmission as of 2012. At that time, some 27 percent of respondents thought that sharing a drinking glass could lead to the transmission of HIV.

Percentage of Americans with misconceptions about HIV transmission as of 2012*

Percentage of respondents
Sharing a drinking glass27%
Touching a toilet seat17%
Swimming in a pool
with someone who is HIV positive
11%
Incorrect answer to at
least one of the above
34%
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Sources

Release date

July 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 11-24, 2012

Number of respondents

1,524 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* Includes “Yes” and “Don’t know” responses.

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