These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed January 20-22, 2016 on heroin abuse. The margin of error is 4.3%.

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How serious of a problem do you think heroin abuse in America is?
Very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49%
Somewhat serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
Not very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%
Not at all serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

Thinking about the level of heroin abuse in your community compared to the nation as a whole, would you say that:
Heroin abuse is more of an issue in your community than in other places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Heroin abuse is about as much of an issue in your community as in other places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37%
Heroin abuse is less of an issue in your community than in other places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%

To the best of your knowledge, is heroin abuse is more common among white or black Americans?
Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27%
Blacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
About the same among both groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%

To the best of your knowledge, is heroin abuse is more common in central cities, suburbs, or rural areas?
Central cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
Suburbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Rural areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%
About the same in all those places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%

Do you personally know anyone who has been addicted to heroin or another opiate?
Yes, I have been addicted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Yes, someone else I know has been addicted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63%
Prefer not to say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%

Which of these groups do you think is most to blame for the heroin problem in the U.S.?
Drug dealers who sell heroin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11%
People who choose to buy and use heroin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28%
Government and law enforcement officials who determine how heroin users are treated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%
All of those groups are about equally to blame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%

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