Just 25% of Americans Say They’re Overweight
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 25% of American Adults say they are overweight. Sixty-three percent (63%) say they’re not overweight, and 12% say they’re not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 21 and 24, 2021 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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