48%
of adults say medical treatments are worth the cost to improve quality of life and longevity

Source: Pew Research Center
Question: Respondents were asked: "Thinking now about medicine… Which of these statements comes closer to your point of view, even if neither is exactly right?"
Response Options: Medical treatments these days are worth the costs because they allow people to live longer and better quality lives; Medical treatments these days often create as many problems as they solve
Additional Information: But 51% say medical treatments can "often create as many problems as they solve."

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