Young favor healthier fast-food

Jan. 22, 2006 at 11:12 PM
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RESTON, Va., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. fast-food restaurant patrons may stereotypically be younger and less affluent, but they favor healthier foods the most, a survey says.

The survey of some 1,000 U.S. households found 51 percent favored regulations that would require fast-food restaurants to serve healthier foods. Five percent somewhat favored regulations, while 3 percent somewhat opposed and 37 percent opposed regulations.

Among those favoring fast-food regulations the most were: those under the age of 29, females, householders earning below $25,000 per year, those living in cities, African-Americans and Hispanics.

The survey by the American Consumer Institute has a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percentage points.

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