Growing support for soda warning labels in CA, field poll shows

  • Posted on: Jan 13 2016

A Field Poll released today shows overwhelming (and growing!) voter support for warning labels on sugary beverages, despite the beverage industry’s desperate counter efforts. Nearly 4 out of 5 registered voters polled (78 percent) support requiring warning labels on sugary drinks, which is up from 74 percent two years ago. During those same two years, the soda and beverage industry spent well over $12 million on lobbying and political efforts to fight local and statewide regulations, including warning labels. It also found the most support for warning labels in CA’s Latino (85.3 percent) and African-American (82.3 percent) communities. 

With Senate Bill 203 (Monning) in a “do or die” position in Senate Health Committee this week – please DONATE to CCPHA to support our campaign to require warning labels on sugary drinks in California!

The poll surveyed 1,253 registered CA voters between December 10, 2015 and January 3, 2016 and was commissioned by CCPHA and funded by the California Endowment.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

The California Center for Public Health Advocacy