A national random-sample survey of 1205 adults, 18 years and older, that examines Americans views on AIDS. The findings show that although Americans see growing progress in the fight against the disease, AIDS is still viewed as an urgent health problem for the nation and spending on prevention, research, and treatment is strongly supported. The survey also looks at public support for AIDS prevention efforts, including condoms in schools and needle exchange. The survey was designed by staff at the Foundation and conducted by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates (PSRA) between September 17 and October 19, 1997. Additional questions, asked as part of a national omnibus telephone survey of 1,009 adults conducted November 20-23, 1997, are also reported on in the release.