Most Americans believe the health benefits of the MMR vaccine are high and the risks are low. Many favor school-based vaccine requirements.
Generally, higher-income adults and college degree earners are more likely than others to favor greater availability, and African-Americans are significantly less supportive of the idea.
The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.
Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.
Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.
An infographic summing up key findings from the Internet and health report.
Eight-in-ten internet users have looked online for health information such as a specific disease or treatment, and an increasing number are sharing their own medical experiences and thoughts on the internet.
While most Americans still turn to a doctor for health information, a growing number research and discuss medical issues on the internet. Fully 61% have gone online for health info -- up from 25% in 2000 -- and most report positive experiences. More adults are turning to the internet for fitness and exercise information as well.
Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.