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Americans don’t support soda taxes [polls]

The Yoga and Tofu set are pushing hard to get new taxes slapped on soda and juice drinks, but the American people aren’t buying it. That is according to a new poll released by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair.

The poll, which surveyed 1,097 adults, found that only 7 percent of Americans support taxing coke as a way to combat obesity.

The survey didn’t have demographic cross-tabs. But in case you’re wondering, a 2003 Harris Poll found that 6 percent of Americans practice vegetarianism.

The number of Americans who support taxing coke was only slightly higher than the 4 percent who support other fringe ideas, like tax incentives for liposuction.

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  1. […] backers of the soda tax can’t seem to convince anyone that a cent-per-ounce surcharge is going to solve America’s obesity problem, they’ve decided to […]

  2. […] of something as American as Coca-Cola is a political non-starter. And the American people are pretty suspicious of efforts to tax soft […]

  3. […] course, levying extra taxes on American staples like Coca-Cola and orange juice is about as popular as a tax on Christmas cards […]

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