Whether rich or poor, there’s something all Americans agree on. And I’m surprised by this. Or am I? Did you guess fast food? A study of young baby boomers revealed that medium-income Americans are more likely to consume fast food, contradicting the popular belief it’s the poor. Wealthy Americans are only slightly less likely. 79% of respondents said they ate fast food at least once, while 23% ate three or more meals during one of the weeks recorded in the study.
Why research this? “If government wants to get involved in regulating nutrition and food choices, it should be based on facts. This study helps reject the myth that poor people eat more fast food than others and may need special protection,” Jay Zagorsky, the research scientist, said.
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