Bloomberg Soda Ban Unpopular


A majority of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed citywide big-soda ban. According to

An exclusive NY1-Marist College poll finds most New Yorkers are opposed to the mayor’s plan, as 53 percent say it is [a] bad idea and only 42 percent say it is a good one.

Most New Yorkers, 52 percent, say they are not convinced it will work. Only 45 percent say they think a ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks will help people lose weight. …

But it seems few New Yorkers will be affected by any prohibitions that take effect, as 52 percent say they never buy sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces when they go out to eat. Only 17 percent of New Yorkers say they do it often or very often.

Among that last group, criticism of the mayor’s plan is quite strong. About 64 percent of regular soda guzzlers say the ban is a bad idea.