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Americans’ Confidence In Their Physical Appearance, July 2014 [CHART]

Americans' Confidence In Their Physical Appearance, July 2014 [CHART]

Americans’ perception of (and potential concern over) their physical appearance “fuels a huge component of the US economy, extending across clothing, makeup, hair care, weight control, and cosmetic surgery industries” notes Gallup in newly-released survey results examining various demographic groups’ confidence in their physical appearance. Interestingly, older Americans appear most confident in their appearance, while Hispanics and Blacks are significantly more likely to feel good about their appearance than whites.

Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with the following item: “You always feel good about your physical appearance.” Some 58% of adults rated their level of agreement a top-2 box score on a 5-point scale (where 5 means strongly agree and 1 means strongly disagree), with that figure highest among adults aged 65 and up (66%) and lowest among those aged 35-64 (54%). Millennials (18-34) were close to the average, at 61%. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.