TABLE 4.1 Results of U. S. Public Opinion Polls on Needle Exchange and Needle Cleaning, 1985-1991

Date of Survey

Description of Respondents

Polling Institution

Question

Results

A. NEEDLE CLEANING

April/May 1988

Washington State; n = 800

Gilmore Research for Washington State HIV/AIDS; General Population Survey (Olympia, WA) (Washington State Department of Health, 1991)

Would you support a program to teach people how to clean needles with bleach?

59%—Yes; 41%—No/don't know

May 1989

Utah; n = 849

Survey Research Center, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) (University of Utah, 1989)

Free needle cleaning kits should be available for IV drug users: agree or disagree?

43%—Agree; 57%—Disagree/don't know

April/May 1991

Washington State; n = 801

Gilmore Research for Washington State HIV/AIDS General Population Survey (Olympia, WA) (Washington State Department of Health, 1991)

Would you support a program to teach people how to clean needles with bleach?

65%—Yes; 35%—No/don't know



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