63% Oppose “Sin Taxes” on Junk Food and Soda
Support for so-called “sin taxes” on junk food and soft drinks is at its lowest level yet. Numerous cities and states are looking for revenue these days short of raising property or income taxes, and sin taxes are a popular candidate, often in the name of better public health.
But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% of American Adults support sin taxes on soda and junk food, down from 33% in March 2010. Sixty-three percent (63%) are opposed. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on April 25-26, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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