Davenport Homecoming 2017: Preview of Gallup-Palmer Report Year-Three Findings
Gallup Senior Research Consultant Cynthia English, M.P.P., provided a peek into key findings from the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic year-three study of adult Americans’ perceptions of chiropractic, including:
- A majority of Americans think chiropractic care can help with back, neck and joint pain as well as headaches; 81 percent think it can help with back and neck pain
- A majority of U.S. adults have positive views of chiropractors; 63 percent agree most chiropractors have their patient’s best interest in mind
- Many Americans don’t know enough about chiropractic care; half of U.S. adults who’ve never been to a chiropractor are uncertain whether chiropractors are trustworthy and whether chiropractic care is dangerous or expensive
- Chiropractic patients and non-users favor collaboration on care; 68 percent said they would be more likely to go to a chiropractor if they knew their chiropractor would work closely with their other doctors to collaborate on care
- Americans are slightly more likely to say chiropractic care is more effective than prescription pain medication; 27 percent say chiropractic is more effective than prescription pain medication for significant neck or back pain, compared to 22 percent who believe prescription pain medication is more effective
A special report on the opioid crisis will be released to the public on Sept. 12 at Gallup headquarters in Washington, D.C. The full year-three Gallup-Palmer report will be released in late September. Go to www.palmer.edu/gallup-announcement/ and sign up to receive the full report once it’s available. Look for more free, online patient-education materials from us in October 2017.