73% Say U.S. Children More Overweight Than Those Overseas

73% Say U.S. Children More Overweight Than Those Overseas

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Americans strongly believe that children in this country are fatter than kids overseas and think it’s parents’ responsibility to do something about it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 73% of American Adults think children are more overweight in America than in other countries. Just eight percent (8%) disagree, but another 18% are not sure. That’s consistent with findings in November 2010 when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 24-25, 2012 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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