Daily Mail Sugar Tax Poll
Poll for Daily Mail on support for Sugar Tax

There is some divide in public opinion on the idea of a “sugar tax” according to a new poll for the Daily Mail. While a small majority (54%) support a new tax on food and drinks which contain high levels of sugar, 43% oppose it. Other measures aimed at reducing obesity in Britain are more popular, such as compulsory health warning labels on food and drinks which are high in sugar (85%) and legal maximums on the amount of sugar allowed in food and drinks (72%).

A ban on high in sugar food and drinks is less popular, with 46% supporting it and 52% opposing.

Q: Do you support or oppose each of the following proposals designed to reduce obesity in Britain? 

Support Oppose Don’t know
A new tax on food and drinks which contain high levels of sugar 54% 43% 3%
Compulsory health warning labels on food and drinks which are high in sugar 85% 13% 2%
Legal maximum limits on the amount of sugar allowed in food and drink 72% 26% 2%
A ban on the sale of processed food and drinks which are high in sugar 46% 52% 1%

Base: GB adults (n=1,002).

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Date Published
30th October 2015
Client
Daily Mail
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,002 GB adults by telephone between 23rd and 25th  October 2015. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. Voting intention figures are calculated using the ComRes Voter Turnout Model. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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