U.S. PoliticsMarch 8, 2011

Most Favor Government Role in Reducing Childhood Obesity

While a 57%-majority says the government should play a significant role in reducing obesity among children, few rate it a policy priority and there is strong opposition from conservatives and Tea Party supporters.

April 25, 2006

In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes

Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.

April 18, 2006

Eating More; Enjoying Less

Just 39% of adults say they enjoy eating “a great deal,” down from 48% in 1989 – with a bigger decline among those who consider themselves overweight than among those who consider themselves just about the right weight.

April 10, 2006

Americans See Weight Problems Everywhere But In the Mirror

Americans think the nation’s waistline is expanding and they consider this a serious problem. But when it comes to weighing themselves, they seem to use a different scale.