Willingness in sharing personal health information in U.S. adults 2018

This statistic is based on a survey conducted in January 2018. It displays the share of U.S. adults and their willingness to share personal health information for the purpose of research and health care. Some 69 percent were willing to share their personal data so that health care providers can improve patient care. New legislation has been announced that would help improve the state of health care and medical research, especially as citizens believe that research is important for development of the economy.

Percentage of patients willing to share health information by select reason as of 2018

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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

January 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Please indicate your willingness to share your personal health information, assuming that appropriate privacy protections are in place." - Answer: "Yes"

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