Americans View Health as Success Symbol
Seventy-two percent of Americans believe that being physically healthy is a major symbol of personal success, according to a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation that looked at American attitudes concerning their health and self-esteem. Ninety-one percent of survey respondents prefer to be talked about as someone who is “healthy” rather than someone who is “wealthy.” Seventy-one percent of Americans would like to be described as someone who “looks really healthy” rather than someone who looks “put together or well-dressed.”
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