US adults who believe their doctor is up-to-date on new drugs by ethnicity 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by ethnicity. U.S. adults that have at least one general practitioner (GP) that they see when they are ill, were asked if they feel that their GP is up-to-date with regards to new drug developments and pharmaceutical research. In total, 28 percent of Black or African American respondents and 36 percent of Hispanic Americans or Latinos indicated that they feel their GP is always up-to-date with regards to new drugs and research.

Percentage of U.S. adults who feel that their general practitioner is up-to-date regarding to new drugs as of 2017, by ethnicity

Black or African AmericanHispanic American or LatinoWhite/ CaucasianOtherWould rather not say
Always28%36%44%27%20%
Often44%36%35%31%30%
Sometimes14%19%13%27%0%
Rarely0%2%1%0%10%
Never6%2%0%0%0%
Don't now8%5%7%16%40%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 6 to 8, 2017

Number of respondents

859 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who have one or multiple GPs to go to

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Do you feel your GP (general practitioner) is up-to-date with regards to new drugs and pharmaceutical research?"

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