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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