Just 23% Think Feds Should Regulate What School Kids Eat
Friday, March 08, 2013
The federal government has introduced new regulations that put caps on serving sizes and set calorie limits for school lunches, but most American don’t think that’s any of the feds’ business.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 23% of American Adults believe the federal government should set nutritional standards for schools. Thirty-two percent (32%) think nutritional standards should be set by parent-teacher groups, while 24% feel it’s the responsibility of state governments. Thirteen percent (13%) think local governments should set those standards. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 25-26, 2013 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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