Poll: Majority of Ohioans oppose raising taxes on junk food

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A new poll released Thursday says that a majority of Ohioans oppose taxes on unhealthy foods.

According to an Ohio Health Issues Poll, nearly 7 of 10 Ohio adults oppose raising taxes on soda or pop that contains sugar or junk food such as candy and chips. The poll also says that those with lower incomes are more likely to oppose these taxes.

The poll also found that 7 of 10 Ohio adults eat junk food such as candy or chips daily or at least once a week, and that 6 of 10 Ohio adults were either overweight or obese.

The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati's Ohio Health Issues Poll was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati.

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