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Most Don’t See Drug Companies As Main Bad Guy in Opioid Crisis

Drug companies are being forced to pay millions to settle opioid lawsuits, but most Americans don’t blame them first for the opioid drug crisis in the country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 32% of American Adults believe drug companies are most responsible for the opioid epidemic in America. But 55% don’t blame the drug companies first, with 23% who think the doctors who prescribe the drugs are most responsible and another 32% who say the person who uses them is most at fault. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 21-22, 2019 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 October 21-22, 2019 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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