First, how effective have drug awareness campaigns been in fighting the war on drugs? In a study comparing attitudes from 1999 to 2000 conducted by the The Office of National Drug Control Policy , “nearly half (45 percent) of the 73 responding sources describe their community's drug problem as "unchanged." About one-third (36 percent) consider the situation to have worsened somewhat, and 16 percent feel the problem has gotten much worse. Only two sources (in Memphis and New York) perceive that their community's drug problem has become less serious” . This result indicates that although the government has continued to fund anti-drug media campaigns, it appears to be having very little impact on improving the drug problems in America.