U.S. adults' opinions on the degree to which mental health is taken seriously in 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that agreed, to various degrees, that mental health is not taken as seriously as physical health as of 2018. According to the data, 42 percent of respondents strongly agreed that mental health is not taken as seriously as physical health.

Percentage of U.S. adults that agreed or disagreed that mental health is not taken as seriously as physical health as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Strongly agree42%
Somewhat agree35%
Somewhat disagree9%
Strongly disagree6%
Not sure8%
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 27 to 30, 2018

Number of respondents

1,142 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Please select one option on each row."

"Mental health is not taken as seriously as physical health in the U.S."

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