Reviews Taxing Unhealthy Foods Survey

Share Article looks at intriguing survey data on Americans’ attitudes on taxing saturated fats and soda (food sin taxes). has the complete data.

Politial Party Affiliation Only a Slight Indicator on Food Tax Attitudes

For years Americans have been debating the subject of fat taxes or food sin taxes. Articles on the pros and cons of taxing unhealthy food items such as saturated fats, sugar and soda are readily available with a single query to your favorite search engine.

With Denmark’s October passing of a country-wide “fat tax” on food items such as butter and pork fat, the issue of taxing unhealthy foods is back in the conversation about driving healthy behavior, controlling health care costs and generating tax revenue. The full thirty-two question poll, conducted in October by BIG-American PulseTM Survey, covers a wide range of topics. focuses on the 9 questions related to taxing saturated fats and soda.

Key Questions Asked

  •     Do you think Denmark’s “fat tax” is a good idea?
  •     Do you think a “fat tax” would help reduce obesity?
  •     Do you think a “fat tax” would lower the cost of healthy foods?
  •     Would you support/oppose a tax on soda and sugary soft drinks in the U.S.

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