Do Americans run on organic and gluten-free? Not as much as you may think

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Dunkin' Donuts will offer gluten-free fudge brownies at its 8,500 U.S. locations beginning Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Dunkin' Donuts will offer gluten-free fudge brownies at its 8,500 U.S. locations beginning Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced its first gluten-free bakery product: a fudge brownie. The new treat will be available in all 8,500 of the chain’s U.S. stores beginning Monday.

What percentage of Americans actively try to include gluten-free food in their diet? And what percentage of Americans call themselves vegetarians or vegans? Have those rates risen lately?

The answers may surprise you.

Back to Dunkin’ Donuts. Are Americans aware that they should be eating less sugar and more fruits and vegetables?

The new Gallup “consumption” data show absolutely, yes. The vast majority claim they try to include fruits and vegetables in their diet — and avoid sugars and fats. And almost half of Americans say they try to eat organic foods. It’s an elite phenomenon: Those with graduate degrees, higher incomes, and residences on the East Coast are more likely than others to say they eat organic.

What percent of respondents use marijuana — or admit to it? Do Americans approve of legalization of medicinal marijuana? Marijuana for recreational use?

President Donald Trump recently tweeted: “Wow, highest poll numbers in the history of the Republican Party. That includes Honest Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.”

True or false?

To hear the answers to these questions, listen to the audio above.

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