Biggest influences on actions related to health and wellness U.S. 2016 by generation

This survey shows the sources that had the most influence on actions related to health and wellness in the United States as of 2016, by generation. It was found that 41 percent of millennials stated that advice from friends and family had the most influence on their actions related to health and wellness, compared to just 23 percent of Boomers.

Sources that had the most influence on actions related to health and wellness in the United States as of 2016, by generation*

MillennialsGen XersBoomers
Advice from doctor(s) or nurse(s)51%63%75%
My own view of how I feel or a decline in my own health46%54%62%
Advice from friends or family41%33%23%
General health websites26%27%24%
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Sources

Release date

January 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

2,320 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Figures represent percentage ranking each 1, 2, or 3.

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