Poll: Most people against restricting, taxing unhealthy foods

01/4/2013 | Washington Post, The

One-third of about 1,000 people responding to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll said the government should be deeply involved in reducing obesity rates, while about the same number said it should have little or no role. Data showed three-quarters of respondents were against restricting purchases of unhealthy foods and about 6 in 10 opposed taxing them, but 8 in 10 supported requiring more physical activity in schools and offering nutrition guidelines to consumers.

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