New Nationwide Poll Shows an Increased Popularity for Telehealth Services

Center for Connected Health Policy

June 2021

Expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) completed a new national public opinion poll finding that expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans. Nearly 4 in 10 reported having used telehealth services, nearly 6 in 10 said they would use telehealth for mental health services, and more than 1 in 3 said they prefer telehealth. In addition, more individuals seem to have used telehealth via video (69%) than via phone (38%). Perception of the quality of telehealth appears to have improved as well, at 45% up from 40% last year. The results came from a recent online survey of 1,000 adults – additional information on the poll and its findings can be accessed on the APA website - https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/New-Nationwide-Poll-Shows-an-Increased-Popularity-for-Telehealth-Services.