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Survey: SHOH30

Question:
People get informaton about health care from a numbr of sources. I want to name several sources of information about health care . Plese tell me if each of these is very useful, somewhat useful or not useful. So when I saw television, is television a very useful, a somewhat useful or a not very useful source about healh care? How about newspapers?

Answers: ( respondents)
Television: Very useful (19%) Somewhat useful (47%) Not useful (30%) Don't know (4%)
Newspapers: Very useful (22%) Somewhat useful (52%) Not useful (22%) Don't know (4%)
Radio: Very useful (12%) Somewhat useful (43%) Not useful (40%) Don't know (5%)
Magazine: Very useful (19%) Somewhat useful (51%) Not useful (25%) Don't know (5%)
Medical Newsleters: Very useful (38%) Somewhat useful (31%) Not useful (19%) Don't know (12%)
Ads You Receive in Mail: Very useful (6%) Somewhat useful (27%) Not useful (60%) Don't know (7%)
Internet: Very useful (45%) Somewhat useful (26%) Not useful (18%) Don't know (11%)
Doctors: Very useful (64%) Somewhat useful (24%) Not useful (8%) Don't know (4%)
Nurses: Very useful (61%) Somewhat useful (25%) Not useful (10%) Don't know (4%)
Pharmacists: Very useful (54%) Somewhat useful (29%) Not useful (13%) Don't know (4%)
Printed Material in Doctors' Offices: Very useful (30%) Somewhat useful (40%) Not useful (24%) Don't know (6%)
Printed Material with Precription Drugs: Very useful (47%) Somewhat useful (32%) Not useful (16%) Don't know (5%)
Printed Material with Over-the Counter Drugs: Very useful (33%) Somewhat useful (35%) Not useful (26%) Don't know (6%)
Family Members and Friends: Very useful (34%) Somewhat useful (45%) Not useful (18%) Don't know (3%)

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NOTE: The number of respondents to an individual question may vary from the number of respondents to the entire survey, as some items are restricted based on previous answers. The poll has an overall 4 percentage point margin of error, although the margin increases when examining attitudes among smaller groups within the survey. The margin for women only, for example, is 6 percent.