Share of anonymous medical records in the U.S. for research by education 2014

This survey displays the distribution of attitudes of United States adults in sharing anonymous medical records for the benefit of medical research based on education level in 2014. Among those that were college graduates, 32 percent strongly agreed or agreed with sharing anonymous medical records in order to benefit medical research. Medical data has begun its transfer into the electronic world and into cloud storage. Younger generations tend to be more willing to share their data, likely due to their familiarity with online culture.

Distribution of attitudes towards sharing anonymous medical records for research in the United States, by education in 2014

Strongly agree/agreeSomewhat agree/somewhat disagreeStrongly disagree/disagree
High school or less33%18%48%
Some College32%22%46%
College Graduate32%23%43%
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Release date

October 2014


United States

Survey time period

July 2014

Number of respondents

more than 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

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