First aid is the immediate treatment given to injured or ill patients before emergency services arrive. First aid providers must be skilled in dealing with life-threatening conditions outside the hospital environment. It can save a life in a critical medical emergency if done effectively. However, first aid does not constitute medical treatment and cannot replace professional medical care. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and abdominal thrust are types of life-saving first aid. Unfortunately, even those familiar with the technique may hesitate to apply first aid.

Thus, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on awareness on CPR (heart attack) and abdominal thrust (food stuck in the throat) first aid tips. This survey aims to seek the ability of the general public to administer first-aid training.


  • 48.29% are familiar with CPR but do not know how to facilitate others
  • 42.81% have excellent CPR knowledge
  • Over 40.14% have excellent knowledge of performing the abdominal thrust technique

Survey on Awareness on CPR and Abdominal Thrust First Aid Tips

The survey on CPR and Abdominal Thrust starts by asking whether respondents are familiar with basic first aid techniques. In reply, 48.29% replied they are familiar but don’t know how to facilitate others. Whereas 22.04% said, they are familiar but inexperienced. On the other hand, 16.38% are not familiar with the techniques, and only 13.29% replied they are familiar with proper formal training.

Figure 1: Percentage of respondents on CPR and Abdominal Thrust first aid techniques

Next, the survey asks respondents about the level of knowledge they possess regarding CPR. Here, 42.81% replied their knowledge is excellent, while 20.45% said it was average. Whereas 14.55% have average knowledge, the other 12.74% said it’s poor. Only 9.44% feel they have below-average knowledge regarding CPR.

Likewise, the CPR and Abdominal Thrust survey enquires respondents about their knowledge of performing the abdominal thrust technique. In reply, the majority (40.14%) said their knowledge is excellent, while 21.27% say it’s average. Whereas 15.03% feel their ability is above average. Contrastingly, 13.14 say they have poor knowledge, and 10.41% feel it’s below average.

Respondents on Their First Instinct to Help Someone Suffering

Accordingly, the survey asks respondents about their first instinct when seeing someone suffering from an injury or illness. The responses are the following: call for help (47.99%), check on the person (20.24%), apply first-aid (18.83%), and comfort and reassure them (12.29%).

Figure 2: Percentage of respondents on helping someone in need of CPR and Abdominal Thrust

Furthermore, the CPR and Abdominal thrust survey ask respondents if they have encountered a situation to carry out CPR. The majority, 36.27%, said yes but lacked confidence, and 22.87% said no. Moreover, 13.63% replied yes, but someone else carried it, and 13.37% said yes but were inexperienced in doing it. On the contrary, 7.57% faced the situation but lacked sufficient knowledge.

Similarly, the survey asks respondents about encountering a situation to carry out abdominal thrusts In response, 40.41% said yes, but lacked confidence, and 23.1% said no. Following that, 12.14% replied yes, but someone else carried it out, and 11.07% chose yes, but lacked experience. A further 6.84% encountered the situation but lacked proper knowledge of it. Whereas 6.44% knew as well but were worried about additional injuries.

Teaching CPR and Abdominal Thrust– First Aid in Schools

Accordingly, it is said that first aid tips are part of the curriculum in most schools. The survey asks what age is the most effective for teaching first aid in schools. All 49.3% suggest it should be taught from 8 years onwards, and 14.62% say it should be 15+ years onwards. Whereas 14.61% chose 10 years onwards, 11.35% prefer 12 years onwards as the most effective age. Lastly, 10.11% believe schools do not provide effective instruction on first aid.

Figure 3: Respondents’ opinion on teaching first aid in schools

Finally, the CPR and Abdominal Thrust survey reveals that numerous healthcare or medical institutions offer first aid training. Based on this, the survey asks respondents if they have any experience attending such workshops. The majority, 58%, replied yes, 21.74% said no, and 20% said no, but they plan to attend such workshops.


Survey TitleSurvey on Awareness on CPR (Heart Attack) and Abdominal Thrust (Food Stuck in Throat) First Aid Tips
DurationJuly 22 – July 29, 2022
Number of Participants50,000
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.