More and more Americans are considering clinical research studies as treatment options and they want more education about the federal and international measures designed to protect them. These revealing results come from more than 5,000 men and women of all ages who responded to “The Will & Why Survey,” a Harris Interactive/BBK Healthcare Poll examining Americans’ motivations to participate in clinical research studies. This nationwide online survey shows that while 83 percent of respondents would consider a clinical research study, only 13 percent have had the opportunity to take part in one. This is a key finding since there is a serious shortage of research study participants in the US. Of the 50 million eligible patients, only 5 to 6 million enroll annually. At present, close to 80 percent of studies fail to recruit the required number of patients on time. Below are additional highlights of the survey results.