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Very Few Adults Would Consider Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery just isn’t on the table for most Americans.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of American Adults say they would ever consider having cosmetic plastic surgery to improve their appearance or make themselves look younger. That’s down from 19% who said they would consider cosmetic surgery in 2014. Most (79%), though, would not, showing little change from three years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 22 & 25, 2017 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 June 22 & 25, 2017 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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