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Gallup poll: Americans don’t want soft drink size limits

Washington, D.C. – A sizable majority of American consumers oppose efforts by the government to impose limits on the size of soft drinks and other sugary beverages sold in restaurants, according to results of a new Gallup poll. Sixty-nine percent of 1,015 consumers ages 18 and older said they would vote against a law limiting the size of sugary beverages to 16 oz.

Opposition was consistent across all demographic subgroups, including Democrats, Republicans, non-Hispanic whites, non-whites and all household income levels. However, Democrats, liberals, non-whites and consumers with annual household income of less than $24,000 a year were most likely to support government-imposed size limits on sugary beverages.

 

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