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81% Visit Doctor Once a Year or More

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Most Americans visit a doctor at least once a year, and the majority of them spend 30 minutes or more there.

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey shows that 81% of Americans see a doctor at least once a year, including 54% who visit more than once a year. Eleven percent (11%) visit the doctor every month, while another two percent (2%) go several times a month. Just 16% rarely or never go to a doctor. (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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