Percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed excessive sun exposure has a significant effect on the average person developing cancer from 2001 to 2015

Share of U.S. adults who believed too much sun can cause cancer 2015 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who believed excessive sun exposure has a significant effect on whether or not the average person develops cancer from 2001 to 2015. It was found that in 2015, 84 percent of respondents believed that too much sun can cause cancer.
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Percentage of respondents
200190%
200388%
200588%
200790%
200987%
201384%
201584%
Percentage of respondents
200190%
200388%
200588%
200790%
200987%
201384%
201584%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who believed excessive sun exposure has a significant effect on whether or not the average person develops cancer from 2001 to 2015. It was found that in 2015, 84 percent of respondents believed that too much sun can cause cancer.
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Release date
February 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 10-14, 2014
Number of respondents
1,108 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Original question: “Which of the following do you believe has a significant effect on whether or not the average person develops cancer?”

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