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Obesity, Attitudes about

Attitudes about obesity/obese people


Below are 15 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • GENENVO1 from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Carol is a substantially overweight White woman. She has lost weight in the past but always gains it back again. Setup to personality, character and behavior questions--What percent of the persons behavior is influenced by the genes they inherit, and what percent is influenced by their learning experience? The higher the number, the more you think the behavior is influenced by learning and experience; the lower the number, the more you think it is influenced by genes. (GENENVO1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOBESE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . b. the baby will have a genetic tendency toward obesity -- being overweight. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOBESE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RSNOBESE from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • Do you think most obese people are seriously overweight mainly because of bad diet and exercise habits, or are they seriously overweight mainly because of things they cant control such as their inherited metabolism? (RSNOBESE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RSNOBESE from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • Do you think most obese people are seriously overweight mainly because of bad diet and exercise habits, or are they seriously overweight mainly because of things they cant control such as their inherited metabolism? (RSNOBESE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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