More than half of Americans responding to a telephone survey said that doctors write too many drug prescriptions, according to new findings from polling company Poll Position.
Docs write too many scripts: consumer survey
Among survey participants, 52% said doctors prescribe too many drugs; 25% said they do not; and 23% said they had no opinion on the issue.
Broken down by race, 59% of African-Americans responded that doctors wrote too many prescriptions, as compared with 53% of white respondents and 40% of Hispanic respondents.
The poll also broke down respondents by political affiliation: 53.5% of registered Republicans said doctors wrote too many prescriptions; 55% of Democrats replied the same; and 48% of independents agreed.
Poll Position, which launched its website in September, conducted the telephone survey Nov. 22 and reached 1,168 registered voters. The company, which describes itself as a "nonpartisan news, polling and social-media company," claims a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.
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