Thinking about sugar in particular, would you support or oppose the government introducing the following...?
Public opinion on government measures to reduce sugar intake in Great Britain 2014
This statistic shows the share of respondents to an opinion poll who support or oppose three possible government measures to encourage lower sugar consumption in Great Britain in 2014. There has been a lot of media coverage in Britain recently regarding the effects of a diet high in sugar, fat and salt on health, prompting the survey into peoples' attitudes towards healthy eating and measures such as a proposed 'Sugar Tax'. Of respondents to this particular question, 73 percent supported a proposal for fixed limits on the amount of sugar allowed in certain foods.
Thinking about sugar in particular, would you support or oppose the government introducing the following...?
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A tax on sugary drinks (also known as a Sugar Tax)45%54%1%
A ban on sugary drinks in all UK schools and academies66%33%1%
Fixed limits on the amount of sugar allowed in certain foods73%26%1%
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Source

Release date

May 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 17 to 20, 2014

Number of respondents

1,005 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Random sample; weighted to represent all British adults

Public opinion on government measures to reduce sugar intake in Great Britain 2014
This statistic shows the share of respondents to an opinion poll who support or oppose three possible government measures to encourage lower sugar consumption in Great Britain in 2014. There has been a lot of media coverage in Britain recently regarding the effects of a diet high in sugar, fat and salt on health, prompting the survey into peoples' attitudes towards healthy eating and measures such as a proposed 'Sugar Tax'. Of respondents to this particular question, 73 percent supported a proposal for fixed limits on the amount of sugar allowed in certain foods.
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