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Only 12% Rarely or Never Check Food Nutrition Labels

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed changes to existing food nutrition labels to make them more consumer-friendly. Most Americans already regularly check these labels but think the changes are likely to help people make even healthier food choices.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults routinely check nutritional labels on the food they eat, with 38% who do it most of the time and 21% who do so always. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say they sometimes check the labels. Just 12% rarely or never check food nutrition labels. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on February 27-28, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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