Factors for believing new info about food or health 2013

The statistic shows what survey respondents think about what kind of impact different sources have on them believing new information about food or health. 59 percent said that having done their own research has a major impact on them beleiving new info about food or health.

What impact would the following have on your willingness to believe new information about food or health?

Major impactMinor impact
Having done my own research59%32%
Hearing the info from a trusted friend or family member35%52%
Hearing the same info from many different sources41%45%
Hearing the info from someone who ha an advanced degree in health or nutrition40%44%
Hearing the info in the news, whether on TV, radio, internet news site, or in a newspaper15%55%
Having it just seem true to me20%44%
Hearing the info multiple times from the same source12%50%
Hearing or seeing the info on social media (Facebook, Twitter)4%26%
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Source

Release date

May 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 11 - 22, 2013

Number of respondents

1,006 respondents

Age group

18-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

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