Obesity and Bullying Top Voters’ Child Health Concerns
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- The economy dominates this election season but it’s not the only issue that Americans are worried about.
With the Supreme Court ready to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, voters are thinking about health care reform and what’s on the top of their list of concerns.
According to a new University of Michigan study, 2,100 adults were told to pick the topic related to children’s health that they want the presidential candidates to address.
Number one on the list out of 24 common concerns turned out to be childhood obesity, with bullying a close second. These issues were followed by teenage drug use and child abuse and neglect.
Matthew Davis of the University of Michigan said adults' political party affiliation or race/ethnicity did not factor in their picks, adding, “These are common issues that we can agree on, no matter your choice of presidential candidates.”
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