Poll Finds That Rural Californians Consider Obesity a Serious Issue
A majority of registered voters in rural regions of California said that obesity is a serious problem in their communities and across the nation, according to a poll from the Public Health Institute, AP/HealthyCal reports (Weintraub, AP/HealthyCal, 1/22).
The poll surveyed registered voters in 12 California counties, including:
- Tulare; and
According to the poll, 94% of rural voters said that obesity is a serious problem in the U.S., while 84% said it is a serious problem in their community (Public Health Institute poll, January 2013).
When respondents were asked who should be involved in preventing obesity:
- 96% said physicians and nurses;
- 91% said local schools;
- 79% said food and beverage companies;
- 67% said employers; and
- More than 65% said local, state and federal governments.