If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Questions - School Nutrition - May 28-29, 2014

See Article

See Crosstabs

See Toplines

Platinum Page

National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted May 28-29, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Very serious 45% 44% 45% 47% 43% 44% 47% 44% 50% 44% 43% 45% 49% 35% 48% 48% 43% 47% 38% 48% 48% 45% 46% 36% 57% 35% 42% 47% 50% 51% 46% 36% 44% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 62% 34% 48% 37% 40% 53% 30% 40% 55% 38% 45% 60% 29% 33% 29% 48% 27%
Somewhat serious 40% 38% 43% 42% 40% 37% 43% 36% 46% 42% 42% 37% 37% 45% 39% 38% 39% 42% 41% 40% 40% 36% 43% 40% 27% 54% 41% 40% 42% 28% 42% 44% 39% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 34% 50% 35% 40% 48% 40% 42% 36% 40% 41% 38% 34% 46% 46% 39% 40% 40%
Not very serious 8% 9% 7% 6% 9% 12% 6% 10% 2% 9% 9% 8% 8% 13% 5% 9% 10% 6% 12% 7% 4% 11% 8% 16% 4% 2% 10% 7% 3% 10% 8% 11% 8% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 3% 9% 10% 12% 3% 4% 16% 10% 3% 13% 7% 3% 15% 7% 14% 7% 18%
Not at all serious 4% 5% 2% 2% 5% 2% 4% 5% 0% 3% 3% 6% 4% 3% 5% 3% 5% 1% 5% 3% 3% 6% 2% 4% 12% 0% 4% 3% 3% 4% 2% 4% 6% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 3% 3% 7% 0% 1% 9% 5% 0% 6% 2% 2% 6% 1% 16% 2% 5%
Not sure 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 0% 5% 2% 3% 3% 4% 2% 5% 4% 2% 3% 4% 4% 3% 5% 2% 1% 5% 0% 8% 4% 3% 2% 5% 2% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1% 5% 3% 3% 8% 2% 3% 9% 2% 3% 9% 1% 3% 12% 2% 3% 10%
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Who should set nutritional standards for schools? The federal government 25% 25% 25% 30% 24% 16% 29% 25% 25% 25% 23% 27% 28% 15% 35% 23% 25% 26% 23% 26% 20% 25% 29% 24% 36% 21% 24% 26% 25% 29% 29% 20% 19% 35% 21% 10% 2% 4% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 3% 3% 45% 13% 13% 34% 16% 16% 23% 26% 15%
State governments 15% 15% 15% 17% 11% 19% 17% 15% 20% 14% 15% 21% 13% 16% 13% 17% 12% 20% 13% 16% 14% 19% 15% 12% 13% 15% 14% 17% 11% 13% 14% 20% 17% 11% 19% 16% 12% 22% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 14% 17% 18% 15% 14% 21% 15% 15% 13% 10% 15% 17%
Local governments 14% 13% 15% 12% 15% 15% 7% 15% 14% 15% 15% 8% 13% 15% 13% 14% 16% 11% 19% 12% 9% 19% 15% 16% 12% 5% 15% 13% 21% 9% 11% 18% 13% 15% 12% 17% 13% 13% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 10% 17% 24% 11% 16% 14% 13% 12% 26% 13% 14% 14%
Parent-Teacher groups 37% 38% 37% 30% 42% 42% 30% 40% 31% 38% 37% 36% 38% 48% 28% 38% 40% 33% 37% 37% 44% 35% 33% 39% 26% 50% 39% 36% 28% 45% 36% 36% 42% 31% 37% 53% 72% 40% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 26% 58% 42% 23% 50% 28% 31% 48% 24% 48% 36% 40%
Not sure 9% 8% 9% 10% 8% 7% 16% 6% 11% 8% 9% 8% 8% 6% 10% 9% 8% 10% 8% 9% 13% 3% 9% 8% 12% 9% 9% 8% 14% 4% 10% 6% 9% 8% 10% 3% 1% 21% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 9% 5% 13% 5% 8% 24% 7% 8% 22% 6% 8% 14%
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Yes 59% 53% 64% 67% 53% 53% 68% 49% 62% 65% 55% 63% 65% 45% 74% 54% 53% 66% 54% 61% 68% 57% 61% 43% 56% 45% 51% 65% 56% 52% 62% 55% 65% 69% 58% 30% 10% 36% 95% 53% 43% 41% 65% 100% 0% 0% 88% 39% 50% 69% 46% 54% 49% 61% 44%
No 29% 36% 23% 22% 37% 27% 28% 37% 25% 23% 33% 22% 24% 40% 18% 32% 35% 21% 34% 27% 19% 29% 30% 46% 39% 30% 38% 22% 32% 37% 27% 26% 29% 20% 31% 55% 73% 29% 4% 32% 36% 46% 16% 0% 100% 0% 7% 50% 6% 20% 44% 11% 43% 28% 29%
Not sure 12% 11% 13% 11% 10% 20% 4% 13% 14% 13% 12% 15% 11% 15% 9% 13% 12% 13% 12% 12% 13% 14% 9% 11% 5% 24% 11% 13% 12% 11% 11% 19% 6% 11% 11% 15% 17% 35% 1% 15% 21% 14% 19% 0% 0% 100% 5% 11% 44% 11% 9% 34% 8% 11% 27%
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Yes 37% 34% 40% 42% 35% 32% 31% 35% 40% 41% 32% 55% 44% 23% 51% 35% 35% 41% 38% 37% 44% 43% 36% 20% 51% 26% 30% 43% 41% 36% 33% 36% 49% 46% 37% 12% 4% 28% 68% 37% 30% 23% 24% 56% 9% 16% 100% 0% 0% 47% 25% 42% 29% 38% 37%
No 52% 56% 48% 48% 57% 51% 60% 55% 50% 47% 57% 36% 46% 70% 37% 53% 56% 46% 54% 51% 43% 47% 54% 72% 48% 52% 61% 44% 52% 56% 55% 47% 47% 44% 53% 80% 91% 41% 27% 48% 59% 69% 46% 35% 89% 46% 0% 100% 0% 42% 69% 29% 67% 51% 43%
Not sure 11% 10% 12% 10% 8% 17% 9% 10% 10% 12% 11% 9% 9% 8% 11% 12% 9% 13% 8% 12% 13% 10% 9% 7% 1% 22% 9% 12% 7% 9% 11% 17% 4% 11% 10% 9% 5% 30% 5% 15% 11% 8% 30% 9% 2% 38% 0% 0% 100% 11% 6% 29% 4% 10% 19%
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Yes 50% 44% 55% 47% 51% 53% 38% 45% 57% 55% 50% 47% 49% 33% 57% 55% 52% 46% 49% 50% 43% 52% 51% 50% 62% 49% 50% 49% 55% 61% 48% 47% 39% 66% 42% 19% 25% 22% 68% 50% 46% 41% 38% 59% 34% 43% 62% 40% 51% 100% 0% 0% 28% 54% 28%
No 41% 47% 35% 44% 40% 37% 55% 45% 37% 35% 41% 46% 41% 56% 33% 38% 41% 42% 44% 40% 45% 38% 41% 44% 32% 42% 44% 39% 37% 34% 42% 40% 54% 27% 48% 73% 72% 43% 26% 42% 37% 54% 38% 33% 63% 31% 27% 55% 25% 0% 100% 0% 66% 37% 53%
Not sure 9% 9% 10% 8% 9% 11% 7% 9% 6% 10% 9% 7% 11% 11% 10% 7% 7% 12% 7% 10% 12% 10% 8% 6% 6% 9% 6% 12% 8% 5% 10% 13% 7% 7% 10% 8% 3% 35% 6% 8% 17% 6% 24% 9% 4% 26% 10% 5% 25% 0% 0% 100% 6% 8% 19%
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How serious a problem is childhood obesity in the United States today? Who should set nutritional standards for schools? Should every public school in America be required to meet the same level of nutrition in the food it serves? Should students be required to eat a school lunch that meets government nutrition standards? Should sugary snacks and soft drinks be banned from sale in schools? Do children today get enough exercise?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Not sure The federal government State governments Local governments Parent-Teacher groups Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure
Do children today get enough exercise? Yes 9% 9% 8% 6% 12% 6% 6% 10% 3% 9% 7% 13% 9% 13% 7% 7% 10% 6% 9% 8% 10% 7% 9% 7% 6% 12% 11% 7% 10% 10% 6% 8% 12% 6% 8% 14% 40% 4% 8% 6% 8% 11% 6% 7% 12% 6% 7% 11% 3% 5% 14% 6% 100% 0% 0%
No 83% 81% 84% 83% 81% 84% 82% 81% 87% 83% 84% 74% 82% 81% 85% 82% 83% 83% 83% 82% 80% 81% 85% 85% 90% 79% 82% 83% 82% 81% 85% 84% 74% 89% 83% 67% 49% 68% 87% 84% 83% 79% 80% 86% 79% 74% 85% 82% 80% 90% 75% 76% 0% 100% 0%
Not sure 9% 10% 8% 10% 7% 10% 12% 9% 10% 8% 9% 13% 8% 7% 8% 11% 7% 12% 8% 9% 10% 12% 7% 8% 4% 10% 7% 10% 8% 9% 8% 8% 14% 5% 9% 19% 12% 28% 5% 10% 9% 10% 14% 7% 9% 20% 9% 7% 16% 5% 11% 19% 0% 0% 100%
Survey Demographics
  Total
Adults
Gender Men 49%
Women 51%
  Total
Adults
Age 18-39 39%
40-64 41%
65+ 19%
  Total
Adults
Race White 64%
Black 11%
Other 25%
  Total
Adults
Party Republican 28%
Democrat 36%
Other 36%