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Concern for antibiotic resistance among U.S. adults 2018 vs. 2020

This statistic is based on a survey conducted in October 2018 and January 2020 among U.S. adults. It depicts the percentage of survey respondents that were concerned about antibiotic resistance in the United States. According to the data from 2020, 42 percent of respondents were very concerned about antibiotic resistance. Polling results from both years show the exact same percent distribution.

Percentage of U.S. adults that agreed that they were concerned about antibiotic resistance as of 2018 and 2020

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United States

Survey time period

October 2018 and January 2020

Number of respondents

around 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How concerned are you that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult or impossible to treat and even deadly?"

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