Date of Survey

Description of Respondents

Polling Institution




New York City, NY; Injection drug users in Harlem families; n = 38

Ann Brunswick Columbia University (New York City, NY) (Brunswick, 1991)

Some people have suggested that handing out clean needles, free, would be a good way to reduce AIDS among intravenous drug users.; Other people say that providing free needles would encourage drug use. How do you personally feel about allowing drug users to exchange their used needles for clean ones?

53%—Agree strongly; 19%—Agree somewhat; 18%—Disagree strongly; 6%—Disagree somewhat; 4%—Not sure

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 needle exchange program where a drug user could obtain a free sterile needle in exchange for a used one?

68%—Yes; 32% —No/don't know

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