Should Soda and Other Sugary Drinks Be Taxed? [POLL]
You know how cigarettes and alcohol are taxed, there is a movement to add similar charges on soda and other sweetened beverages.
Right now, 33 states have SOME form of sales tax that is added to soda and other sugary drinks. And more and more places are trying to jump on the “soda tax” train, including New York City, which recently proposed a one cent PER ounce tax on sugary beverages.
So how does the public feel about this tax? According to a new survey from Harris Interactive of 2,221 adults, 62 percent oppose the tax, with 37 percent strongly opposing it. Of the 24 percent who say they support it, only seven percent do so “strongly.”