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New Poll Shows Majority Support in Soda Taxes to Fund Programs

A new poll from POLITICO and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health has found that most Americans support taxing sugary drinks to fund preschool and children’s health programs.


sugarydrinkpic.PNGIn comparison to other polls which have found that most American’s oppose soda taxes, the new poll results are showing a growth in support. The growth in support could be tied to polls now mentioning the taxes to funding of programs.

Results in the POLITICO-Harvard poll showed that 57 percent of respondents supported taxing sugary beverages to raise money for preschool and children’s health programs to address obesity. Although the results were mostly split among party lines, taxing sugary drinks to fund education and health programs was the only food policy with a clear majority.

View the poll results and article here.

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