Only one-third of about 1,000 people who responded to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said the federal government should be deeply involved in reducing obesity rates, while about the same percentage said it should have little or no role. Three-quarters of respondents were against restricting purchases of unhealthy foods and about 60% opposed taxing them, but 8 in 10 supported requiring more physical activity in schools or offering nutrition guidelines to consumers.

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