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U.S. adults who blame certain sources for the U.S. opioid epidemic as of 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who blamed select sources for the opioid problem in the United States as of 2017. According to the survey, 66 percent of survey respondents indicated that they blamed the opioid problems in the U.S. on patients demanding prescriptions to ease their pain. Opioids are a substance that act on opioid receptors in the brain and are primarily used as a pain relieving drug. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause fatal overdose when used outside of medicinal practices.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who blamed select sources for the opioid problem in the U.S. as of 2017

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Sources

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 29 to 31, 2017

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Original Question: How much do you blame each of the following for the opioid problem?
Note: Those respondents who blamed each source "a lot" or "some".

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