The month of October also goes by Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). This movement began in 1985. In 1990, activists began using the color Pink during rallies and such. Thus, the color Pink is now associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The intention behind this month is to spread the word and help collect funds for the cause. More so, it is done to push women to check up on their health. Hence, Real Research surveyed its users to see just how aware they are about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are the results.

Highlights

  • The majority (60.07%) are aware of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • 56.79% are aware that men can get breast cancer as well.
  • 17.10% say educating oneself and others is the best way to spread awareness.

The Majority Is Aware of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To begin, Real Research first asked if the respondents are aware of the fact that major breast cancer charities organize Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October. In particular, 60.07% are aware of this fact.

Figure 1: The majority have discussed breast cancer with others

Next, the survey went on to ask if the respondents had ever found themselves discussing breast cancer with anyone. Here, 56.75% said ‘Yes’. This is a good sign for the whole point of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to get people talking about the matter at hand.

Likewise, the survey went on to ask the respondents if they are aware of another fact. Specifically, the next question asked if they were aware of the chances of men getting breast cancer as well.

Figure 2: The majority is aware that men can get breast cancer

On this, it seems that 58.79% are aware of this fact. This accounts for more than half of the respondents, this is good as it seems the Breast Cancer Awareness Month is indeed helping to spread the word. 

19.75% Say Wear Pink To Spread Awareness

Going forth, the Real Research Breast Cancer Awareness survey asked respondents about breast cancer survivors. Specifically, the question asked if respondents have any family members or friends who are breast cancer survivors. In response, 54.90% said ‘Yes’.

Lastly, the survey asks what is the best way to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. On this, 19.75% chose ‘Wear pink, the symbol of breast cancer. Following this choice, 17.10% said ‘Educate yourself and others’. Next in line, 10.73% chose ‘Donate’.

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Figure 3: Respondents choose ways to spread breast cancer awareness

Likewise, other options also got votes. For instance, 6.92% chose ‘Reach out through social media’ and 3.73% chose ‘Share this survey with someone’. All in all, it seems that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is well-recognized by the majority of the respondents.

Methodology

Survey TitleBreast Cancer Awareness Survey
DurationOctober 30 – November 6, 2021
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.