In a recent study done by Dr. Puhl, deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, it was found that bullying about body size is more common than kids being bullied for any other reason. Below are the results of the study.
47% of those surveyed listed body size/being overweight as the number one reason for children being bullied.
Tied with 11% each were physical disabilities and race.
Coming in at 9% was sexual orientation.
Family income constituted 4%.
Academic ability was listed 3% of the time.
Religion was 2% of the survey.
Lastly, 13% listed "other" as the reason that children are bullied.