Americans Overwhelmingly See Childhood Obesity As Serious Problem
Adults nationwide continue to be concerned about childhood obesity in America, and most believe American children are more overweight than those of other countries.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Americans shows that 88% see childhood obesity in the United States as at least a somewhat serious problem, including 54% who say it’s Very Serious. Only nine percent (9%) don't view it that seriously. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Those figures are nearly identical to those found in February.
Seventy-six percent (76%) of adults say children in the United States are more overweight than children of other countries, also little changed from earlier this year. Ten percent (10%) disagree, but 14% aren't sure.
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The survey of 1,000 Americans was conducted on November 4-5, 2010 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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