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42% Say Nutritional School Lunches Should Be a Requirement

There has been a push for many years for schools to offer more nutritional meals to students to fight the childhood obesity problem that most Americans see as a problem today, and more are now convinced that a lunch meeting government nutrition standards should be a requirement in schools.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of American Adults consider childhood obesity at least a somewhat serious problem in the United States today, including 40% who think it’s a Very Serious problem. This is little changed from 2014, when 85% saw it as a serious problem, including 45% who said it was a Very Serious problem.  Just 10% do not see childhood obesity as a major issue, including two percent (2%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 2017 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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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 2017 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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