Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20231
 
1Do you consider yourself healthy?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes70%71%69%60%74%74%69%**69%81%
No21%22%19%24%19%19%21%**20%17%
Not Sure10%7%12%16%7%7%10%**11%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
2Do you weigh less than you should? About what you should? Or more than you should?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Less8%10%6%15%4%6%6%**31%2%
About45%43%46%44%41%48%48%**18%24%
More47%46%47%40%54%45%45%**43%74%
Not Sure1%0%2%0%1%2%0%**8%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
3Would you say you are between 5-10 pounds overweight? Between 10-20 pounds overweight? Or more than 20 pounds?
372 Who Weigh More Than They ShouldAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
5-109%8%10%12%8%9%9%**13%5%
10-2030%34%25%27%31%29%31%**6%32%
More61%57%65%61%61%61%59%**81%63%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Weigh More Than They Should100%48%52%24%38%38%83%1%7%10%
 
 
4Is your weight causing any health concerns?
372 Who Weigh More Than They ShouldAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes33%32%34%36%32%32%37%**9%17%
No63%66%61%59%64%65%59%**91%83%
Not Sure4%2%5%5%4%3%5%**0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Weigh More Than They Should100%48%52%24%38%38%83%1%7%10%
 
 
5What is your preferred method to lose weight? Diet only? Exercise only? Or both?
372 Who Weigh More Than They ShouldAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Diet Only9%10%8%10%5%13%9%**15%9%
Exercise Only9%13%4%15%7%6%9%**13%2%
Both79%74%85%75%85%77%79%**72%86%
Not Sure3%3%3%0%3%4%3%**0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Weigh More Than They Should100%48%52%24%38%38%83%1%7%10%
 
 
6Are you currently on a diet or plan to diet in the near future?
372 Who Weigh More Than They ShouldAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes51%43%59%49%51%53%50%**66%47%
No43%50%37%46%44%41%44%**25%50%
Not Sure5%7%4%5%5%6%5%**9%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Weigh More Than They Should100%48%52%24%38%38%83%1%7%10%
 
 
7How often do you exercise? Regularly? Occasionally? Or almost never?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Regularly43%45%42%38%45%45%43%**31%63%
Occasionally39%36%41%38%40%38%42%**10%29%
Almost Never17%19%16%23%13%17%15%**53%8%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%2%0%0%**6%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
8Where do you primarily exercise? At ... Home? A gym or health club? Local parks? Or someplace else?
657 Who ExerciseAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Home45%37%53%42%44%49%48%****17%
Gym Or Health Club23%23%24%28%21%23%23%****30%
Local Parks14%17%11%15%14%13%15%****5%
Other18%23%13%15%22%16%14%****48%
Not Sure0%---------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Exercise100%48%52%26%34%40%87%2%4%7%
 
 
9In all honesty, why do you exercise? To look good? Or to feel good?
657 Who ExerciseAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Look Good18%12%23%34%21%4%17%****19%
Feel Good78%81%74%57%76%92%78%****80%
Not Sure5%6%3%9%3%3%5%****2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Exercise100%48%52%26%34%40%87%2%4%7%
 
 
10How often do you read nutrition labels on products?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Regularly57%50%63%52%57%60%56%**53%64%
Occasionally25%25%26%22%24%28%27%**15%17%
Almost Never18%25%11%26%19%11%16%**32%19%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
11What part of the nutrition label do you pay the most attention to? Calories? Carbohydrates? Cholesterol? Fat? Fiber? Sugar? Sodium? Or something else?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Calories22%20%23%23%24%19%21%**10%56%
Carbs11%8%14%8%12%13%12%**4%10%
Cholesterol8%8%7%2%8%11%7%**13%4%
Fat18%17%19%14%20%19%19%**18%7%
Fiber3%4%3%4%4%2%2%**16%2%
Sugar14%14%14%16%14%12%15%**8%2%
Sodium7%7%7%4%6%10%8%**0%5%
Other15%18%11%28%11%8%13%**31%13%
Not Sure3%3%2%0%1%6%3%**0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
12 How serious a problem do you think childhood obesity is in our country?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Very Serious70%68%72%75%65%70%73%**64%46%
Somewhat Serious23%24%22%16%26%25%23%**13%32%
Not Very Serious5%7%3%5%7%4%4%**3%20%
Not Serious At All2%1%2%4%1%1%0%**15%2%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%1%0%0%**6%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
13 How serious a problem do you think childhood obesity is in our area?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Very Serious44%42%45%44%42%44%45%**38%38%
Somewhat Serious44%44%44%39%45%46%46%**25%38%
Not Very Serious8%10%7%10%11%5%7%**3%22%
Not Serious At All2%1%2%4%1%1%1%**15%2%
Not Sure3%3%2%4%1%3%1%**19%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
14Which factor do you think contributes the most to childhood obesity? Fast food? Watching too much TV or playing too many video games? Lack of balanced meals? Or some other factor?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Fast Food24%29%18%20%22%27%24%**9%24%
TV/Video Games40%36%44%37%41%42%41%**35%30%
Lack Of Balanced Meals21%17%24%21%21%20%20%**14%35%
Other15%17%12%22%15%9%13%**42%9%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%2%1%**0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
15Are you the parent of a child under the age of 18?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes29%24%34%43%47%4%28%**38%32%
No71%76%66%57%53%96%72%**62%68%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%33%39%85%2%7%6%
 
 
16Are you currently concerned one of your children might be overweight?
234 ParentsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes18%21%17%11%22%41%20%**14%0%
No82%79%83%89%78%59%80%**86%100%
Not Sure0%---------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Parents100%40%60%41%53%5%82%2%9%7%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.