Public Awareness Survey 2016

In 2016, we commissioned research into the public’s awareness of pancreatic cancer. The research was conducted in associated with Research Now (Dynata) who sent off a ten minute questionnaire to people all across the UK! The results of the survey were weighted to ensure the sample represented men and women of all ages equally in each region of the country. Full data tables are available upon request.

Here are a few of our key findings:

The region with the lowest awareness rate was Northern Ireland, where only 2% of people knew a lot about pancreatic cancer.
25% of people in the UK said they were too busy to go to the doctors.
95% of people in the UK said GPs should be better at getting more people diagnosed early.
39% of people in the UK said they were worried about wasting their doctor’s time.
34% of people in the UK said they were too embarrassed to go to the doctors.
95% of people in the UK said they have little to no knowledge about the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

To find out how we’re taking action against these statistics, click here.