Around 35% of American adults are obese, and the 2004 ABC News/Time Obesity poll tackles some of the topics surrounding this widespread public health issue. How much time is spent on sedentary activities vs. physical exercise? What is the hardest thing about losing weight? What are the causes of the obesity epidemic, and what possible policies could be put in place to combat it? Questions about the respondent’s own weight, perceived health levels, and negative feelings toward the overweight are included.
The data was collected from May 10th – 16th, 2004 of 1,202 national adults via telephone, and conducted by TNS Intersearch. Explore the results and questions of this ABC News/Time Magazine poll on obesity in iPOLL.
Date Published: July 8, 2004