The Second Annual National Health Survey by PhRMA provides some valuable insights into what people are thinking – and doing – about their health. One of the key findings is that over half of Americans, including 55% of men, are paying more attention to their health than they were a few years ago. This is an encouraging trend that reflects greater general health awareness in recent years.
When asked about the link between vaccines and autism, an alarming 25% of Americans and 30% of parents believe that vaccines can cause autism in young children, according to our Second Annual National Health Survey for PhRMA. This is striking in that it comes despite reputable authorities like the CDC and the Mayo Clinic clearly stating that there is no link between vaccines and autism.