The survey also found that young adults, aged 18-29, eat fast food more often. Additionally, men are more likely to eat it than women, and across racial and ethnic groups, blacks and Hispanics tend to eat it most often.
Out of the 2,027 adults surveyed, 76% think fast food is "not too good" or "not good at all for you." The same percentage also said so in 2003.
Interestingly, Americans earning $75,000 a year or more were more likely to eat fast food at least once a week than people in lower-income groups.
Gallup experts conclude that although a large portion of the American public believes fast food to be unhealthy, most people visit fast food establishments frequently. The numbers suggest that "the appeal of the product -- be it the relatively low cost, the taste, or the convenience -- outweighs the health concerns."