Nutrition and Food

Nutrition and Food

We’d like to know how often you buy food products because they have met certain requirements, which are indicated or labeled on their packages. First, how often do you choose to buy products that are — [RANDOM ORDER] — rather than buying a competing product without that label — always, often, sometimes, rarely or never?

Always Often Sometimes Rarely Never No opinion
% % % % % %
Locally grown 15 37 32 9 6 1
Natural 14 29 35 11 10 1
Certified humane, cage free or dolphin safe 13 22 26 16 22 2
Organic 9 21 33 20 16 *
Made using sustainable methods 6 21 33 18 18 4
Gallup, Oct. 14-31, 2019

Are you willing to pay a lot more, a little more or no more for products that are labeled as [RANDOM ORDER] than you would pay for a product without that label?

A lot more A little more No more Do not buy No opinion
% % % % %
Locally grown 21 57 16 6 *
Natural 12 52 26 10 *
Certified humane, cage free or dolphin safe 12 46 19 23 *
Organic 11 51 22 16 *
Made using sustainable methods 8 46 24 21 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup, Oct. 14-31, 2019

Thinking now about your diet, how often would you say you eat meat such as beef, chicken or pork — frequently, occasionally, rarely or never?

Frequently Occasionally Rarely Never No opinion
% % % % %
2019 Sep 16-30 67 23 7 3 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

In the past 12 months, have you been eating more meat, less meat or about the same amount?

More Less Same amount No opinion
% % % %
2019 Sep 16-30 5 23 72 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Would you say each of the following is a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason why you [have been eating less meat/rarely eat meat)/do not eat meat)]?

Asked of those who are eating less meat or who rarely or never eat meat

Major reason Minor reason Not a reason No opinion
% % % %
Concern about your health 70 20 10 *
Concern about the environment 49 21 30 *
Concern about food safety 43 22 34 *
Concern about animal welfare 41 24 35 *
Convenience because other family members [are eating less meat / rarely eat meat / do not eat meat] 16 24 59 1
You see a lot of other people doing it 15 19 64 2
Religious reasons 12 17 72 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup, Sept. 16-30, 2019

Please tell me whether you have or have not been doing each of the following as a way to reduce the amount of meat that you eat? [RANDOM ORDER]

Asked of those who are eating less meat or who rarely or never eat meat

Yes No No opinion
% % %
Eat smaller portions of meat 77 23
Alter recipes to use less meat by substituting vegetables or other ingredients for some meat 71 29 *
Eliminate meat entirely from some meals 69 31
Eat meat replacements such as plant-based burgers and sausages 36 64 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup, Sept. 16-30, 2019

Next, we have a question about plant-based meats now available in stores and restaurants. Plant-based meats look and taste like meat but are made from plants rather than animals. How familiar are you with plant-based meats — very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar or not familiar at all?

Very familiar Somewhat familiar Not too familiar Not familiar at all No opinion
% % % % %
2019 Sep 16-30 17 33 19 30 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Have you personally tried any plant-based meats, or not?

Yes No No opinion
% % %
2019 Sep 16-30 41 59 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How likely are you to continue to eat plant-based meats — very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely or not likely at all?

Based on those who have tried plant-based meats

Very likely Somewhat likely Not too likely Not likely at all No opinion
% % % % %
2019 Sep 16-30 27 33 22 18 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How often do you or your family do each of the following — more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, less often, or never? How about — Shop for groceries in person at a grocery or other store?

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Less often Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 37 46 14 1 1 1 *
2018 Jul 1-11 32 49 17 1 1 *
2017 Jul 5-9 36 47 15 1 1 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How often do you or your family do each of the following — more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, less often, or never? How about — Order groceries online for pick-up or delivery?

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Less often Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 1 3 7 4 3 81 *
2018 Jul 1-11 1 3 5 4 2 84 *
2017 Jul 5-9 1 3 5 3 3 84 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How often do you or your family do each of the following — more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, less often, or never? How about — Order a meal preparation kit that contains fresh foods and is delivered to your home?

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Less often Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 1 2 4 2 3 88 *
2018 Jul 1-11 * 1 3 4 2 89
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How often do you or your family do each of the following — more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, less often, or never? How about — Order food for take-out or delivery from a restaurant or pizzeria?

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Less often Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 12 23 35 11 4 14 1
2018 Jul 1-11 9 22 38 11 4 16 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How often do you or your family do each of the following — more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, less often, or never? How about — Eat a meal out at a restaurant?

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Less often Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 24 29 34 8 2 2 *
2018 Jul 1-11 18 27 39 8 3 5
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How much confidence do you have in the federal government to ensure the safety of the food supply in the U.S., would you say you have — a great deal, a fair amount, not much or none at all?

Great deal Fair amount Not much None at all No opinion
% % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 15 53 25 7 *
2008 Jul 10-13 15 56 21 8 1
2007 Jul 12-15 18 53 21 8 *
2006 Dec 8-10 22 60 15 3 *
2006 Jul 6-9 22 54 18 6 *
2005 Jul 7-10 19 61 15 5 *
2004 Jul 8-11 31 54 11 3 1
2002 Jul 9-11 19 58 16 6 1
2001 Jul 19-22 21 61 13 4 1
2001 Mar 26-28 25 54 17 3 1
1999 Sep 23-26 15 61 19 5 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How confident are you that the food available at most grocery stores is safe to eat — very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, not confident at all?

Very confident Somewhat confident Not too confident Not at all confident No opinion
% % % % %
2019 Jul 1-12 31 50 15 3 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Thinking about the food you eat, for each of the following please say if it is something you actively try to include in your diet, something you actively try to avoid or something you don’t think about either way. How about — [RANDOM ORDER]?

Include Avoid Don’t think about No opinion
% % % %
Beef and other red meat
2018 Jul 23-29 63 21 15 1
2015 Jul 8-12 63 20 17 *
2014 Jul 7-10 62 22 16 *
2006 Dec 8-10 60 18 21 1
2004 Jul 8-11 59 20 21 *
2002 Jul 9-11 60 23 17 *
Carbohydrates
2018 Jul 23-29 44 28 27 1
2015 Jul 8-12 44 25 29 2
2014 Jul 7-10 41 29 28 2
2006 Dec 8-10 38 25 36 1
2004 Jul 8-11 33 27 39 1
2002 Jul 9-11 50 20 28 2
Chicken and other poultry
2018 Jul 23-29 86 5 9 *
2015 Jul 8-12 83 4 12 1
2014 Jul 7-10 84 5 10 1
2004 Jul 8-11 85 3 12 *
2002 Jul 9-11 84 5 11 *
Dairy products
2018 Jul 23-29 64 18 18 *
2015 Jul 8 -12 68 13 17 1
2014 Jul 7-10 69 13 17 1
2006 Dec 8-10 71 10 18 *
2004 Jul 8-11 67 14 19 *
2002 Jul 9-11 70 13 16 1
Fat
2018 Jul 23-29 26 48 25 1
2015 Jul 8-12 25 47 27 1
2014 Jul 7-10 22 56 21 2
2004 Jul 8-11 14 64 21 1
2002 Jul 9-11 16 62 21 1
Fish and other seafood
2018 Jul 23-29 75 11 13 1
2015 Jul 8-12 76 10 13 1
2014 Jul 7-10 75 9 15 1
2006 Dec 8-10 70 11 19 *
2004 Jul 8-11 71 11 18 *
2002 Jul 9-11 76 10 14 *
Fruits
2018 Jul 23-29 91 2 7 *
2015 Jul 8-12 90 1 8 *
2014 Jul 7-10 92 1 6 1
2004 Jul 8-11 89 2 9 *
2002 Jul 9-11 89 2 9 *
Grains such as bread, cereal, pasta and rice
2018 Jul 23-29 70 15 15 *
2015 Jul 8-12 70 14 15 1
2014 Jul 7-10 70 15 14 1
2004 Jul 8-11 70 14 16 *
2002 Jul 9-11 81 6 12 1
Salt
2018 Jul 23-29 33 41 25 1
2015 Jul 8-12 35 39 25 1
2014 Jul 7-10 28 46 25 1
2006 Dec 8-10 24 49 27 *
2004 Jul 8-11 23 47 30 *
2002 Jul 9-11 27 45 28 *
Soda or pop
2018 Jul 23-29 22 61 16 *
2015 Jul 8-12 22 62 15 2
2014 Jul 7-10 23 63 13 1
2004 Jul 8-11 25 51 24 *
2002 Jul 9-11 36 41 23 *
Sugar
2018 Jul 23-29 28 52 20 *
2015 Jul 8-12 28 50 22 *
2014 Jul 7-10 27 52 19 1
2006 Dec 8-10 22 51 27 *
2004 Jul 8-11 21 51 28 *
2002 Jul 9-11 29 43 27 1
Vegetables
2018 Jul 23-29 92 1 7 *
2015 Jul 8-12 93 2 5 *
2014 Jul 7-10 93 1 5 1
2006 Dec 8-10 91 2 7 *
2004 Jul 8-11 90 2 8 *
2002 Jul 9-11 91 2 7 *
Organic foods
2018 Jul 23-29 47 12 41 *
2015 Jul 8-12 44 11 44 2
2014 Jul 7-10 45 15 38 2
Gluten-free foods
2018 Jul 23-29 21 19 59 2
2015 Jul 8-12 21 17 58 3
Locally grown foods
2018 Jul 23-29 73 2 24 1
Trans fats
2006 Dec 8-10 5 64 30 1
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How much attention do you pay to the nutritional information that is printed on all food packages, including calories, and sugar, fat and vitamin content — a great deal, a fair amount, not much or none at all?

A great deal A fair amount Not much None at all No opinion
% % % % %
2018 Jul 1-11 32 38 21 9 *
2013 Jul 10-14 32 36 18 14 1
Gallup

How much attention do you pay to the nutritional information that is printed on restaurant menus or posted in restaurants, including calories, and sugar and fat content — a great deal, a fair amount, not much or none at all?

A great deal A fair amount Not much None at all No opinion
% % % % %
2018 Jul 1-11 16 29 31 23 1
2013 Jul 10-14 18 25 26 29 2
Gallup

In terms of your eating preferences, do you consider yourself to be a vegetarian, or not?

Yes No No opinion
% % %
2018 Jul 1-11 5 94 *
2012 Jul 9-12 5 94 *
2001 Jul 19-22 6 94 *
1999 Sep 23-26 6 94
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

In terms of your eating preferences, do you consider yourself to be vegan, or not?

Yes No No opinion
% % %
2018 Jul 1-11 3 95 2
2012 Jul 9-12 2 91 7
Gallup

On the average, about how much does your family spend on food each week?

2017 Jul 5-9 2012 Jul 9-12
% %
Less than $50 4 8
$50-$99 20 17
$100-$124 22 22
$125-$149 3 4
$150-$199 17 15
$200-$299 18 21
$300 or more 12 10
No opinion 4 4
Mean $154 $151
Median $130 $125
Gallup

On the average, about how much does your family spend on food each week?

2017 Jul 5-9 $154
2012 Jul 9-12 $151
1987 Mar 14-18 $106
1987 Jan 16-19 $93
1986 Mar 7-10 $75
1986 Jan 10-13 $78
1985 Jan 25-28 ^ $83
1984 Jan 13-16 ^ $76
1983 Jan 21-24 ^ $78
1983 Jan 11^ $76
1982 Feb 5-8 ^ $73
1982 Jan 22-25 ^ $76
1981 Feb 13-16 ^ $72
1981 Jan 27-30 ^ $70
1980 Jan 25-Feb 4 ^ $64
1979 Feb 2-5 ^ $63
1978 Feb 10-13 ^ $56
1976 Jan 30-Feb 2 ^ $52
1975 Jan 10-13 ^ $49
1973 Jan 23 ^ $41
1971 Nov 19 ^ $39
1970 Dec 3-8 ^ $37
1969 Oct 17-22 ^ $37
1969 Feb 20-25 ^ $35
1967 Dec 7-12 ^ $34
1966 Dec 8-13 ^ $33
1966 Feb 10-15 ^ $32
1964 Nov 20-25 ^ $29
1963 Apr 4-9 ^ $29
1962 Jan 11-16 ^ $29
1961 Jan 10 ^ $27
1960 Aug 9 ^ $29
1958 May 7-12 ^ $27
1957 Nov 7-12 ^ $27
1957 Feb 28-Mar 5 ^ $25
1953 Mar 28-Apr 2 ^ $26
1952 Oct 5-10 ^ $26
1951 Dec 9-14 ^ $25
1951 Apr 16-21 ^ $24
1950 Feb 5-10 ^ $23
1949 May 22-27 ^ $23
1948 Jun 18-23 ^ $24
1947 Aug 8-13 ^ $22
1947 Feb 1-5 ^ $20
1946 Feb 15-20 ^ $17
1944 Apr 14-19 ^ $16
1943 Nov 11-17 ^ $15
^ 1942-1985 WORDING: On the average, about how much does your family spend on food, including milk, each week?
Gallup

How many cups of coffee, if any, do you drink on an average day? [OPEN-ENDED]

0 1 2 3 4 or more No opinion Mean
% % % % % %
2015 Jul 8-12 36 26 19 8 11 * 1.8 cups
2012 Jul 9-12 36 26 19 9 10 * 1.6 cups
1999 Sep 23-26 37 22 20 10 11 * 1.8 cups
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Do you consider yourself addicted to coffee, or not?

Based on coffee drinkers

Yes, addicted No, not addicted No opinion
% % %
2015 Jul 8-12 26 74
Gallup

Would you like to cut back on the amount of coffee you drink each day, or not?

Based on coffee drinkers

Yes, would No, would not No opinion
% % %
2015 Jul 8-12 10 89 1
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Overall, how healthy would you say your diet is — very healthy, somewhat healthy, not too healthy or not at all healthy?

Very healthy Somewhat healthy Not too healthy Not at all healthy No opinion
% % % % %
2013 Jul 10-14 26 60 10 2 1
2008 Jul 10-13 24 61 12 2 *
2007 Jul 12-15 25 60 13 2 *
2005 Jul 7-10 26 60 12 2 *
2004 Jul 8-11 24 60 13 2 1
2003 Jul 7-9 23 64 12 1 *
2001 Jul 19-22 25 59 14 2 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Do you mostly drink diet soda, regular soda or don’t you drink soda?

Diet soda Regular soda Don’t drink soda No opinion
% % % %
2013 Jul 10-14 24 32 43 1
Gallup

How often, if ever, do you eat at fast food restaurants, including drive-thru, take-out and sitting down in the restaurant — every day, several times a week, about once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year or never?

Every day Several times a week About once a week Once or twice a month Few times a year Never No opinion
% % % % % % %
2013 Jul 3 16 28 33 15 4 1
2006 Dec 3 20 33 25 15 4 *
2003 Jul 4 17 31 30 13 5 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Overall, do you think that most of the food served in fast food restaurants is very good for you, fairly good for you, not too good for you or not good at all for you?

Very good Fairly good Not too good Not good at all Bad (vol.) No opinion
% % % % % %
2013 Jul 10-14 2 20 48 28 * 1
2003 Jul 7-9 1 22 53 23 * 1
* Less than 0.5%; (vol.)=volunteered response
Gallup

As you may know, some food products and medicines are being developed using new scientific techniques. The general area is called “biotechnology” and includes tools such as genetic engineering and genetic modification of food. How closely have you been following the news about this issue — very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not at all?

Very closely Somewhat closely Not too closely Not at all No opinion
% % % % %
2013 Jul 10-14 12 28 28 30 *
2005 Jul 7-10 9 31 35 25 *
2003 Jul 7-9 9 32 34 25 *
2001 Jul 19-22 ^ 11 34 33 21 1
^ Asked of a half sample; * Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Overall would you say you strongly support, moderately support, moderately oppose or strongly oppose the use of biotechnology in agriculture and food production?

Strongly support Moderately support Moderately oppose Strongly oppose No opinion
% % % % %
2005 Jul 7-10 9 36 29 16 10
2003 Jul 7-9 9 38 27 18 8
2001 Jul 19-22 9 43 24 14 10
2000 Mar 30-Apr 2 12 36 23 18 11
1999 Sep 23-26 9 42 25 16 8
Gallup

From what you know or have heard, do you believe that foods that have been produced using biotechnology pose a serious health hazard to consumers, or not?

Yes No No opinion
% % %
2005 Jul 7-10 33 54 13
2003 Jul 7-9 34 54 12
2001 Jul 19-22 30 53 17
2000 Mar 30-Apr 2 30 51 19
1999 Sep 23-26 27 53 20
Gallup

Next, suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a law that would — limit the size of soft drinks and other sugary beverages served in restaurants to no more than 16 ounces?

Vote for Vote against No opinion
% % %
2013 Jun 15-16 30 69 2
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Next, I’m going to read some proposals that have been made to improve the nutritional value of foods students eat while at school. Please say whether you would vote for or against each of the following — A new federal law that would strictly limit the kinds of food that can be served in school meals or sold elsewhere in public schools to food that meets certain standards for high nutritional value.

Vote for Vote against No opinion
% % %
2013 Mar 8-9 ^ 67 31 2
^ Asked of a half sample
Gallup

Next, I’m going to read some proposals that have been made to improve the nutritional value of foods students eat while at school. Please say whether you would vote for or against each of the following — A new federal law that would strictly limit the kinds of foods that can be served in school meals or sold in vending machines, at snack bars and bake sales in public schools to food that meets certain standards for high nutritional value.

Vote for Vote against No opinion
% % %
2013 Mar 8-9 ^ 57 41 3
^ Asked of a half sample
Gallup

Next, I’m going to read some proposals that have been made to improve the nutritional value of foods students eat while at school. Please say whether you would vote for or against each of the following — A law that would prohibit students from bringing packed lunches or snacks to public schools.

Vote for Vote against No opinion
% % %
2013 Mar 8-9 17 81 2
Gallup

Still thinking about a federal law regulating what school districts could serve for meals and snacks on school grounds, how effective do you think such a law would be in terms of — [RANDOM ORDER]? Would it be very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective or not effective at all?

Very effective Somewhat effective Not too effective Not effective at all No opinion
% % % % %
Reducing obesity in children
2013 Mar 8-9 19 40 20 19 2
Improving student academic performance
2013 Mar 8-9 13 38 21 25 3
Gallup

How many glasses of soda pop, if any, do you drink on an average day? [OPEN-ENDED]

0 1 2 3 4 or more No opinion Mean
% % % % % %
2012 Jul 9-12 52 28 9 4 13 1 1.3 glasses
Gallup

From a health perspective, which of the following do you think is more beneficial for the average American — a diet low in fat, or a diet low in carbohydrates?

Low in fat Low in carbohydrates Both/equally (vol.) Neither (vol.) Medical evidence unclear (vol.) No opinion
% % % % % %
2012 Jul 9-12 63 30 2 1 1 2
2004 Jul 8-11 67 23 5 2 * 3
2002 Jul 9-11 68 22 5 1 1 3
* Less than 0.5%; (vol.) = Volunteered response
Gallup

How serious a problem do you think obesity is to society — extremely serious, very serious, somewhat serious or not serious?

Extremely serious Very serious Somewhat serious Not serious No opinion
% % % % %
2012 Jul 9-12 ^ 38 43 15 3 1
2005 Jul 7-10 27 42 28 3 *
2003 Jul 7-9 20 36 38 5 1
* Less than 0.5%; ^ Asked of a half sample
Gallup

How important is it to have federal government programs that address health risks associated with each of the following? Is it extremely important, very important, somewhat important or not important? How about for obesity?

Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not important No opinion
% % % % %
2012 Jul 9-12 ^ 23 34 22 19 2
^ Asked of a half sample
Gallup

Do you feel confident or not confident that the food available at most grocery stores is safe to eat?

Confident Not confident No opinion
% % %
2008 Jul 10-13 82 17 1
2007 Jul 12-15 82 17 1
2006 Dec 8-10 87 12 1
2006 Jul 6-9 84 15 1
2005 Jul 7-10 88 12 *
2004 Jul 8-11 87 12 1
2002 Jul 9-11 85 13 2
2001 Jul 19-22 89 10 1
2001 Mar 26-28 81 18 1
2000 Mar 30-Apr 2 80 18 2
1999 Sep 23-26 80 19 1
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Do you feel confident or not confident that the food served at most restaurants is safe to eat?

Confident Not confident No opinion
% % %
2008 Jul 10-13 71 26 3
2007 Jul 12-15 73 25 2
2006 Dec 8-10 74 24 2
2006 Jul 6-9 74 24 2
2005 Jul 7-10 76 23 1
2001 Jul 19-22 77 21 2
2001 Mar 26-28 68 29 3
1999 Sep 23-26 69 30 1
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Have you, personally, done any of the following in the past year as a direct result of a government food safety advisory or a product recall, or not? How about — [RANDOM ORDER]?

Yes, have No, have not No opinion
% % %
Thrown out food or returned it to the store
2008 Jul 10-13 33 66 *
2007 Jul 12-15 40 60 *
Avoided buying certain brands or types of food
2008 Jul 10-13 60 40 *
2007 Jul 12-15 62 37 *
Worried you may have eaten something that was contaminated
2008 Jul 10-13 25 75 *
2007 Jul 12-15 26 74 *
* Less than 0.5%
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Generally speaking, would you describe the lunches served in the school that your oldest child attends as — very nutritious, somewhat nutritious, not that nutritious or not nutritious at all?

Based on parents of children in grades K-12

Very nutritious Somewhat nutritious Not that nutritious Not nutritious at all No opinion
% % % % %
2007 Aug 3-5 21 42 17 10 11
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Thinking about the amount of foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads offered in your child’s school, do you think the school is offering enough of these kinds of food, or should it offer more?

Based on parents of children in grades K-12

Offering enough Should offer more No opinion
% % %
2007 Aug 3-5 27 66 8
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

Do you think your child’s school is offering too many foods that should not be served to children, or not?

Based on parents of children in grades K-12

Yes, too many No, not No opinion
% % %
2007 Aug 3-5 43 48 8
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How much do you think school lunches are to blame for the problem of childhood obesity — a great deal, a moderate amount, not much or not at all?

Based on parents of children in grades K-12

Great deal Moderate amount Not much Not at all No opinion
% % % % %
2007 Aug 3-5 9 22 37 30 2
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

How much attention do you pay to the food warnings and nutritional recommendations you hear or read about? Do you pay — a lot of attention, a fair amount, some, not too much or none at all?

A lot A fair amount Some Not too much None at all No opinion
% % % % % %
2006 Jul 12-15 28 37 19 10 6
2006 Dec 8-10 ^ 33 38 15 9 4
2003 Jul 7-9 23 33 23 12 9 *
2002 Jul 9-11 22 33 21 16 8 *
1989 Sep 12-15 26 36 16 13 9 *
* Less than 0.5%; ^ Asked of a half sample
Gallup

When you shop for groceries, do you make a special effort to buy items produced in the United States, or not?

Based on those who shop for groceries

Yes, make special effort No, do not No opinion
% % %
2007 Jul 6-8 51 47 1
Gallup

As you may know, the items in your local grocery store come from many different countries. In general, how easy or difficult is it for you to tell which countries produced the items in your grocery store? Is it — [ROTATED: very easy, somewhat easy, somewhat difficult (or) very difficult]?

Based on those who make special effort to buy foods produced in the U.S.

Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult No opinion
% % % % %
2007 Jul 6-8 13 29 38 19 1
Gallup

How concerned are you about the safety of food in your local grocery stores that comes from — [RANDOM ORDER] — very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned or not concerned at all?

Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not too concerned Not concerned at all No opinion
% % % % %
China 46 28 17 8 1
Mexico 28 33 26 12 1
The United States 11 28 33 29 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

When it comes to nutritional recommendations and food warnings that you hear or read about, are you paying — [ROTATED: more attention, about the same amount or less attention] — than you did five years ago?

More attention Same Less attention No opinion
% % % %
2006 Dec 8-10 64 28 8 *
* Less than 0.5%
Gallup

If fast food restaurants offered new healthier menu options, would you be very likely to choose these, or would you probably stick with your current favorite items?

Based on adults who eat at fast food restaurants at least monthly

Very likely to choose Stick with favorite items Already choose healthiest items (vol.) No opinion
% % % %
2003 Jul 7-9 56 41 2 1
(vol.)=volunteered response
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If fast food restaurants offered new healthier menu options, would you be more likely to eat at these types of restaurants, or not?

Based on adults who do not eat at fast food restaurants at least monthly

Yes, more likely No, not more likely No opinion
% % %
2003 Jul 7-9 41 57 2
Gallup

How responsible is the fast food industry for the health problems faced by obese people in this country — [ROTATED: very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible (or) not responsible at all]?

Very responsible Somewhat responsible Not too responsible Not responsible at all No opinion
% % % % %
2003 Jul 7-9 6 27 25 41 1
Gallup

Would you favor or oppose holding the fast food industry legally responsible for the diet-related health problems of people who eat fast food on a regular basis?

Favor Oppose No opinion
% % %
2003 Jul 7-9 9 89 2
Gallup

When it comes to knowing how to eat a healthy diet, which of the following statements best describes you — you are very confused, you are somewhat confused, you are not very confused or you are not at all confused?

Very confused Somewhat confused Not very confused Not confused at all No opinion
% % % % %
2002 Jul 9-11 3 21 26 49 1
1999 Sep 23-26 3 14 19 63 1
1993 Dec 2-22 ^ 5 22 27 45 1
^ The Gallup Organization for the American Dietetic Association
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