Opinion of US adults on opioid epidemic as an expression 2017

Opinion of U.S. adults on the expression of "opioid epidemic" for widespread use of opioids as of 2017

Opinion of US adults on opioid epidemic as an expression 2017 This statistic shows the opinion of U.S. adults on the expression of "opioid epidemic" for widespread use of opiods as of 2017. In total, 49 percent of respondents stated that they feel the expression of "opioid epidemic" for the widespread use of opioids is appropriate.
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Opinion of U.S. adults on the expression of "opioid epidemic" for widespread use of opioids as of 2017

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TotalFemaleMale
Extremely downplays the issue8%7%9%
Somewhat downplays the issue11%9%12%
Is appropriate49%53%45%
Somewhat overstates the issue15%13%17%
Extremely overstates the issue3%3%3%
Don’t know14%14%15%
TotalFemaleMale
Extremely downplays the issue8%7%9%
Somewhat downplays the issue11%9%12%
Is appropriate49%53%45%
Somewhat overstates the issue15%13%17%
Extremely overstates the issue3%3%3%
Don’t know14%14%15%
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This statistic shows the opinion of U.S. adults on the expression of "opioid epidemic" for widespread use of opiods as of 2017. In total, 49 percent of respondents stated that they feel the expression of "opioid epidemic" for the widespread use of opioids is appropriate.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 6 to 8, 2017
Number of respondents
1,029 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "The widespread use of opioids is by some referred to as an “opioid epidemic”. What do you think about this expression? It…"
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