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57% of American adults say they would pay an extra $1 per week in taxes in order to support government research into the causes of and treatment for chronic pain.

Research!America. Americans Talk About Pain: A survey among adults nationwide. Alexandria, VA: Peter D Hart Research Associates; 2003. http://www.researchamerica.org/uploads/poll2003pain.pdf

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Title
Americans Talk About Pain: A survey among adults nationwide
Publisher
Peter D Hart Research Associates
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Research!America
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