Should Soda & Candy Be Taxed More?

A pink lollipopMost U.S. adults aren’t sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline.

That’s the finding of a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released Thursday. In the online survey of more than 2,100 adults, respondents were opposed to government taxes on sugary drinks and candy by a more than 2-to-1 margin.

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Between 56 percent and 58 percent said no to such taxes, while only 21 to 23 percent were in favor.