New High: 42% Say They Are Overweight
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Forty-two percent (42%) of American adults now admit to being overweight, the highest finding yet. But most still rate their overall health positively.
This new finding is up from the previous two years, when 35% claimed to be overweight. In July 2009, 41% said the same.
Still, 53% say they are not overweight, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on May 21-22, 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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