A Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today found that most Americans do not support the idea of taxes on soda and candy, and many doubt that a higher cost on these products will improve people’s health. The results of this poll fall in line with other national polls from the past few years that show a trend of opposition to soda taxes is holding strong, even in the face of aggressive attacks from industry critics.
According to a HealthDay article posted today:
“In the online survey of more than 2,100 adults, respondents were opposed to government taxes on sugary drinks and candy by a more than 2-to-1 margin. Between 56 percent and 58 percent said no to such taxes, while only 21 to 23 percent were in favor.”