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2013 Clinical Trial Survey



The National Poll on Clinical Research was conducted online in May 2013 by Zogby Analytics for Research!America. The survey has a sample size of 1,006 U.S. adults with a theoretical sampling error of +/- 3.2%.

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Have you or anyone in your family ever participated in clinical trials? 2023Q4 , 2021 , 2017Q2 , 2017 , 2016
If your doctor found a clinical trial for you and recommended you join, how likely would you be to participate in a clinical trial? 2023Q4 , 2021 , 2017Q2
Do you believe we are making enough progress in medical and health research in the U.S.? 2023Q4 , 2023 , 2022Q3 , 2020Q4 , 2019 , 2017Q2
Do you believe the health care services you personally receive are based on the best and most recent research available? 2024Q1 , 2023 , 2018 , 2017Q2 , 2017 , 2016Q2 , 2016
For the following, please indicate your willingness to share your personal health information, assuming that appropriate privacy protections are in place: 2023Q4 , 2021 , 2018 , 2017Q2
How important would each of the following factors be in your decision to participate in a clinical trial: 2023Q4 , 2017Q2 , 2017
Clinical trials are one type of health research in which a new potential treatment or medicine is being tested. Have you ever heard of a clinical trial? 2023Q4 , 2021 , 2017Q2
How did you hear about clinical trials? (Check all that apply) 2023Q4 , 2017Q2
Clinical research organizations (CROs) are specialized companies that run clinical trials. Have you ever heard of a CRO? 2023Q4 , 2017Q2
How confident are you in our current system in the U.S. for reviewing the effectiveness and safety of new medicines and medical technologies before making them available to the public? 2023Q4 , 2017Q2
In the last five years, have you been diagnosed and/or treated for a serious illness? (This information cannot be linked to you in any way.) 2023Q4 , 2017Q2
Please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. 2023Q4 , 2017Q2
Please rate how much you admire each of the following groups of people on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 means you do not admire them at all, and where 4 means you admire them a great deal. 2023Q4 , 2020Q4 , 2017Q2
Please indicate which of the following statements comes closer to your view? Statement A: Some people say the FDA should move more quickly in order to approve a COVID-19 vaccine to patients, even if it means there may be risks.Statement B: Other people say FDA should act more slowly in order to reduce risk, even if it means people may wait for a vaccine. 2020Q3
Has your doctor or other healthcare professional ever talked to you about medical research? 2017Q2
Where would you go to get information about clinical trials? (Check all that apply) 2017Q2
Would you say that without being told, patients are sometimes included in clinical trials when they are receiving medical treatment? 2017Q2
Should the federal government provide tax incentives to companies to encourage them to conduct clinical trials in the U.S. rather than in other countries? 2017Q2
How much progress would you say we are making with medical research in the U.S.?
Who do you think pays for clinical trials in this country?
There is a waiting list for most clinical trials.
It is usually difficult to recruit participants for clinical trials.
When people participate in a clinical trial, do you think it is because. . .?
On balance, do you think a person receives better medical care if enrolled in a clinical trial?
Where do you think volunteers go to participate in clinical trials?
Do you believe that patients in clinical trials. . .?
How often would you say that participants in clinical trials are treated fairly and with respect...
How often would you say the results of most clinical trials are accurate?
Would you say that the amount of time it takes for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug and allow it to be sold to consumers is too long, about right, or not long enough, or do you not know enough to have an opinion?
Do you believe sequestration, the across-the-board spending cuts for federal agencies, will delay the drug approval process at the FDA?
How concerned are you that most medications approved by FDA for use in America are tested in patients in other countries as well as in the US?
Fewer than 10% of Americans participate in clinical trials. Which of the following do you think is a reason that individuals don’t participate in clinical trials?
Which of the organizations listed below would you say has the greatest responsibility in educating the public about clinical trials?
Should the federal government spend more to educate the public about clinical trials?