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What Shapes Health?

When people say that they’re healthy, what do they mean? What external factors can cause health problems, and what is it exactly that makes a person healthy? In this HSPH/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/NPR Poll, find out what America believes shapes a person’s overall well-being. Personal habits, ways to improve health, and childhood factors influencing health are all featured in this survey. Demographic questions about weight, smoking habits, and insurance coverage are also included.

The data was collected by SSRS for NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health from September 15th – October 15th, 2014 of 2,423 national adults via landline and cell phones. Explore the questions and results of the poll here.

Date Published: July 22, 2015