A surgical procedure is a stressful experience for the patient and his or her support persons. In addition, the unfamiliar OR environment may be overwhelming for the surgical patient. This project assessed whether there is a need for support-person presence during anesthesia induction in the adult surgical population at an academic hospital. A survey was used to measure the respondents' opinions related to different aspects of social support during the induction process. The results of this project did not exhibit a significant need for a support person to be present during anesthesia induction.