Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

National Cancer Institute

HINTS collects nationally representative data routinely about the American public’s knowledge of, attitudes towards, and use of cancer-related information. The data provides opportunities to understand and improve health communication. The HINTS survey provides updates on changes in fields of health communication and health information technology, helps us understand how adults use different communication channels to access and use health information for themselves and their loved ones, and obtains information about how cancer risks are perceived.