I've just written the following sentence for my academic essay:
There is no shortage of debate about whether individuals should get advice from friends and family when making life-changing decisions.
In this case, is it possible to substitute the word about, for regarding or concerning, without significantly changing the meaning of the sentence? Which option is more formal?
Cambridge Dictionary gives the following meanings for these three words:
About: on the subject of; connected with;
Regarding: in relation to, about;
Thanks in advance.