Americans pay attention to health studies
October 17, 2007
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
UTICA, N.Y. — Americans are paying attention to the results of health studies, according to a September MSN-Zogby poll of 7,102 adults.
The poll found older adults especially were likely to pay attention to the results of health studies, and 21% of all adults said they pay a great deal of attention to the results of health studies. Sixty-two per cent said they pay some attention, 16% pay little attention and only 2% said they do not pay any attention to health studies at all.
Other findings include 90% of those 65 and older pay at least some attention to health studies with 32% paying a great deal of attention. Among younger adults, 22% said they pay little attention to health studies, and 3% said they pay no attention. Eighty-seven per cent of women said they pay at least some attention, with 77% of men saying they pay some attention. About one-fourth (26%) of women said they pay great attention to health studies, and 15% of men said they do the same.
Additionally, most adults said when health studies conflict, more studies are needed. In fact, 55% of adults said lack of consensus in such studies leads them to believe the subject is complicated and needs more study.