The number of Americans who say that drug abuse has caused problems in their families has climbed to 30 percent, according to a Gallup surveyreleased Thursday.
That’s significantly higher than the last time such a survey was conducted by Gallup in 2005, when 22 percent of respondents cited drug abuse as a cause of trouble in their families.
Gallup first started posing the question in 1995. That year, 19 percent of Americans said drug abuse was responsible for family problems.
The survey results released Thursday show how the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has affected families nationwide. There were, however, differences in responses by region of the country.