British Social Attitudes: Attitudes to obesity

NatCen Social Research, December 2016

PHE commissioned NatCen Social Research to include a set of questions in its British Social Attitudes survey to understand the public’s view of obesity and related issues. This report presents NatCen’s analysis of the results.

The primary findings show that people underestimate their weight and struggle to identify the point when someone becomes obese. Almost two thirds of adults are overweight or obese. All of this combined suggests being overweight or obese is normalised in society.

Click here to view this report.