U.S. adults' opinions on opioid accessibility in their communities 2018

Share of U.S. adults who believed it would be easy to get opioids/painkillers in their community without needing them for medical reasons 2018

U.S. adults' opinions on opioid accessibility in their communities 2018 This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had opinions on the accessibility of opioids in their community for non-medical purposes as of 2018. According to the data, 19 percent of respondents indicated that obtaining opioids would be "extremely easy".
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Share of U.S. adults who believed it would be easy to get opioids/painkillers in their community without needing them for medical reasons 2018

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Percentage of respondents
Extremely easy19%
Somewhat easy27%
Not that easy12%
Not easy at all6%
Not sure35%
Refused1%
Percentage of respondents
Extremely easy19%
Somewhat easy27%
Not that easy12%
Not easy at all6%
Not sure35%
Refused1%
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This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had opinions on the accessibility of opioids in their community for non-medical purposes as of 2018. According to the data, 19 percent of respondents indicated that obtaining opioids would be "extremely easy".
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Release date
May 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 23 to 25, 2018
Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
Original question: How easy would it be for someone in your community to access a large amount of prescription opioids/painkillers without needing them for a medical purpose?
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