Most popular soft drinks for applying sugar tax in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows the most popular products when it comes to applying a sugar tax according to consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Energy drinks are the most popular soft drink to be taxed with 60 percent of respondents agreeing, followed by carbonated soft drinks at 52 percent.

Which, if any, of these types of drinks do you think should be taxed?

Share of respondents
Energy drinks60%
Carbonated soft drinks (exc. diet varieties)52%
Sports drinks45%
Squashes and cordials (exc. no added sugar varieties)28%
Luxury hot drinks23%
Fruit juices19%
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Release date

May 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

End of March 2016

Number of respondents

2,028 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

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