Consumer opinions on unhealthy soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows the types of drinks consumers would describe as unhealthy in the United Kingdom in 2016. Regular cola and energy drinks are both viewed by the majority of respondents as unhealthy at 76 percent and 78 percent of respondents respectively.

Which of the following would you describe as unhealthy?

Share of respondents
Energy drinks78%
Regular cola76%
Carbonated fruit drinks65%
Squash with added sugar58%
Sports drinks56%
Cola with artificial sweeteners53%
Carbonated fruit drinks with artificial sweeteners46%
Luxury hot drinks40%
Flavored bottled water19%
Fruit smoothies17%
Fruit juice13%
Squashes with no added sugar13%
Fruit and veg smoothies9%
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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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