Survey: Majority of Americans Not Ready for Bathing Suit Season

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The unusually warm weather in many parts of the U.S. has lots of people thinking summer, but a new survey reveals most people feel they’re not ready for bathing suit season.

A Nutrisystem survey conducted by Harris Interactive finds 59 percent of Americans saying they’re not ready to put on a bathing suit, with 24 percent indicating they feel pressure to lose weight.

Among the survey’s additional findings:

— 67 percent of women don’t feel ready for bathing suit season.
— 50 percent of men and 33 percent of women say they are ready for bathing suit season.
— Single adults have a higher level of bathing suit “readiness” than married adults, 50 percent vs. 39 percent.
— People who live in the West are more likely to feel pressure to lose weight than those who live in the Northeast, 29 percent compared to 20 percent.

The Nutrisystem/Harris Interactive survey involved 2,211 U.S. adults.

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