President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney have to weigh in on several key health concerns in order to make people happy. In a new survey of child health, bullying and obesity were top priorities.
As the election gets closer and the President and his opponents begin debates, a number of issues will be discussed ranging from the economy to healthcare. Based on a new poll, bullying and childhood obesity should also be on the agenda.
The survey was conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Over 2,100 adults participated in the poll, choosing one out of 24 child health concerns that should be addressed as the election draws near. While childhood obesity was the top priority among adults, bullying, drug abuse, child abuse and neglect were other top concerns.
Nearly 17 percent of those polled chose childhood obesity as the top concern that should be addressed by the presidential candidates during the election. Bullying was the top concern for 15 percent of the adults polled. Drug abuse was the top priority for 11 percent of adults while 8 percent of adults chose child abuse and neglect.