Public Agrees on Obesity’s Impact, Not Government’s Role. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. November 12, 2013.
Most Americans (69%) see obesity as a very serious public health problem, substantially more than the percentages viewing alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking and AIDS in the same terms. In addition, a broad majority believes that obesity is not just a problem that affects individuals: 63% say obesity has consequences for society beyond the personal impact on individuals. Just 31% say it impacts the individuals who are obese but not society more broadly. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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