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Achoo! 75% Suffer From Allergies or Know Someone Who Does

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring is finally here after a long and snowy winter for much of the country, but for most Americans, that also means allergy season.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 75% suffer from allergies or know someone who does. Just 22% say this is not the case. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Sixty percent (60%) of adults with allergies or who know someone who has them say the spring triggers them more than any other season. Thirty percent (30%) say spring is not the worst season for allergies, while 10% are not sure.

Most adults who suffer from allergies or know someone who does (73%) say medication is used to treat them. 

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 21-22, 2011 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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