Percentage of millennials in the U.S. who relied on select sources for health information in 2016

Common sources of health information for millennials in the U.S. 2016 This statistic shows the percentage of millennials in the U.S. who relied on select sources for health information in 2016. In March/April 2016, around 33 percent of millennials relied on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals for information about their health, health insurance and the healthcare system in the U.S.
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Rely onRely on most
Physicians, nurses and other health care professionals33%17%
Friends and family32%12%
A medical website like WebMD, Medscape27%5%
A search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing27%6%
Health insurance companies20%5%
Pharmacists19%3%
Hospital website18%2%
A government website such as www.healthcare.gov16%4%
My health insurance agent15%3%
My employer or my spouse/partner's employer15%4%
Rely onRely on most
Physicians, nurses and other health care professionals33%17%
Friends and family32%12%
A medical website like WebMD, Medscape27%5%
A search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing27%6%
Health insurance companies20%5%
Pharmacists19%3%
Hospital website18%2%
A government website such as www.healthcare.gov16%4%
My health insurance agent15%3%
My employer or my spouse/partner's employer15%4%
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This statistic shows the percentage of millennials in the U.S. who relied on select sources for health information in 2016. In March/April 2016, around 33 percent of millennials relied on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals for information about their health, health insurance and the healthcare system in the U.S.
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Release date
2016
Region
North America
Survey time period
2016
Number of respondents
1,171 respondents
Special properties
Millennial adults born between 1980 and 1997
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: In the past 12 months, which of the following sources have you used to gather information about your health, health insurance and the healthcare system? Please select all that apply.

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