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40% Think Opioid Drug Crisis Is Getting Worse

President Trump last week urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to bring a lawsuit against drug companies that produce opioids and therefore contribute to the growing epidemic. Many in this country say the opioid epidemic is affecting the area where they live and is getting worse.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults say abuse of opioid drugs like heroin and painkillers is a major problem in the area where they live. Thirty percent (30%) say opioid abuse is not a problem where they live, but 24% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 16 & 19, 2018 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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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 16 & 19, 2018 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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