Saturday, July 28, 2007

Canadians reject tax on unhealthy foods

but not by much. The farm lobby, fresh from their victory over taxpayers yesterday, better re-direct their efforts.

Link

Polling Data

Earlier this month, researchers at Britain's Oxford University suggested the implementation of a higher value-added tax on foods deemed unhealthy in order to reduce both consumer demand and the number of heart attacks and strokes. Do you personally think charging higher taxes on unhealthy foods is a good idea or a bad idea?

A good idea

43%

A bad idea

50%

Not sure

7%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,086 Canadian adults, conducted on Jul. 13 and Jul. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3.0 per cent.