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40% Think Routine Blood Testing Via Internet or Apps Likely in Next 10 Years

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A sizable number of Americans think new technologies will make it possible in the next 10 years for most people to do routine blood tests at home rather than going to a doctor's office. Half think this will be a change for the better. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 40% of Americans Adults believe it’s at least somewhat likely that Americans within the next 10 years will be able to do routine blood tests every day and use the Internet or smart phone apps to send the results to doctors. Fifty-one percent (51%) see this as unlikely. This includes 10% who think this at-home testing is Very Likely in the next 10 years and 13% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 5-6, 2013 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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