Palmer commissions first-ever annual Gallup survey of Americans' perceptions of chiropractic

Chiropractor adjusting patient with student intern

Palmer College of Chiropractic commissioned Gallup to conduct the first-ever nationally representative annual survey of U.S. adults that measures perceptions of, and experiences with, chiropractic. More than 5,000 U.S. adults were randomly selected to participate in this study, which was conducted in spring 2015.

The study, officially named, the "Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans' Perceptions of Chiropractic," shows most adult Americans have positive views of chiropractors and see chiropractic as an effective way to treat neck and back pain. About 14 percent of adults in the U.S. say they saw a chiropractor in the last 12 months—slightly higher than previously measured. This is the first of three annual surveys.

More information about the report and proprietary Palmer patient-education materials.