Started a diet for 2012?
Almost 70% of Americans say they have not started a diet to begin 2012. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, have you begun a diet to start the New Year? A large majority of Americans, 69% said no they have not, 24% said yes they have, 7% offered no opinion on the subject.
Going on a diet is usually considered one of the top resolutions for a New Year, but apparently not this year.The largest number of those saying they have started a diet came from the 30-44 year old age group with 29% saying they have begun a diet, 67% said they have not, 4% did not have an opinion.
Among women, 28% said they have begun a diet to start 2012, 65% said they have not, 8% had no opinion on the question. Men weighed in with just 20% saying they have begun a New Year’s diet versus 73% saying they have not, 7% did not have an opinion on the question of diet.
Young people, those in the 18-29 year old category were least likely to have statred a diet with only 16% saying they have, 72% said they have not begun a diet, 13% had no opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,155 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 05, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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