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One-In-Five Have Food Allergies in Their Family

Friday, December 07, 2018

Researchers worldwide are investigating a rise in food allergies, especially among children. Here in the United States, roughly one-in-five Americans say they have been impacted by the potentially fatal problem, most often as the result of nut allergies.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults say they or a member of their immediate family suffers from a food allergy, while 74% do not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 4-5, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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