Concussions have become part of the daily news. But how much have these brain injuries become part of daily life? The poll, conducted during the first half of March, found that nearly a quarter of people — 23 percent of those surveyed — said they had suffered a concussion at some point in their lives. Among those who said they’d had a concussion, more than three-quarters had sought medical treatment. As for what had led to a child’s concussion, 72 percent said it occurred in a contact sport. Eighty-four percent of households that said a child had experienced a concussion related to sports said they would allow the child to play the sport again.
The poll gathered responses from 3,009 people. The margin for error is plus or minus 1.8 percentage points.