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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

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Health Communication
When you hear or read a new recommendation about nutrition, are you more likely to pay attention to it or to ignore it?
There are so many different messages about whether being overweight is harmful to one's health it is hard to know what weight one should maintain to be healthy.
In the past seven days, how many days did you watch the national news on television?
In the past seven days, how many days did you watch the local news on television?
Some local television news programs include special segments of their newscasts that focus on health issues. In the past 12 months, have you watched health segments on the local news?
In the past seven days, how many days did you read a magazine?
Have you ever looked for information about health or medical topics from any source?
The most recent time you looked for information about health or medical topics, where did you go first?
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? It took a lot of effort to get the information you needed.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? You felt frustrated during your search for the information.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? You were concerned about the quality of the information.
Based on the results of your most recent search for information about health or medical topics, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? The information you found was hard to understand.
Overall, how confident are you that you could get health-related advice or information if you needed it?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics in newspapers or magazines?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from charitable organizations?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from religious organizations and leaders?
Before being contacted for this study had you ever heard of the National Cancer Institute?
Before being contacted for this study, had you ever heard of the National Institutes of Health?
Before being contacted for this study had you ever heard of the CDC or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
In the past 12 months, how often did you use the Internet to look for health or medical information {for yourself (or) someone else]?
When was the last time you used the Internet to look for information about health or medical care?
The last time you used the Internet to look for information about health or medical care, was this from. . . home, from work, or from someplace else?
Did you get to this web site by doing an Internet search, or did you find out about it some other way?
In the past 12 months, how often have you used the Internet to look for advice or information about cancer?
Why did you decide to use the Internet to look for information about cancer?
Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of telephone quit lines such as a toll-free number to call for help in quitting smoking?
Before being contacted for this survey, had you ever heard of 1-800-QUIT-NOW?
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement?  There are so many different recommendations about nutrition that it's hard to know which ones to follow.
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in online newspapers?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics in special health or medical magazines or newsletters?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on local television news programs?
How much attention do you pay to information about health or medical topics on national or cable news programs?
Imagine that you had a strong need to get information about health or medical topics. Where would you go first?
Overall, how confident are you that you could get advice or information about health or medical topics if you needed it?
In general, how much would you trust information about health or medical topics from health organizations or groups?
Have you ever looked for information on electronic cigarettes from any source?
What kinds of information on electronic cigarettes have you ever looked for from any source?
What information did you look for the most recent time you looked for information about electronic cigarettes?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from a doctor/pharmacist/health care provider?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from family or friends?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from health organizations or groups?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from tobacco companies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of electronic cigarettes from electronic cigarette companies?
Have you ever looked for any of the following information about tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco) from any source?
If you have looked for information about tobacco products, what information did you look for the most recent time you looked?
Overall, how confident are you that you could get health information about tobacco products if you needed it?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from a doctor/pharmacist/health care provider?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from family or friends?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from health organizations or groups?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about the health effects of using tobacco from tobacco companies?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from television?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from news websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from health websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from government websites?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from social media?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from magazines?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from newspapers?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from the radio?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from billboards?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from public transportation?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from the mail?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from a community event?
In the past 30 days, how often have you seen, heard, or read a message about the health effects of tobacco use from a point of sale?
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