Most Americans now avoid drinking soda pop

Created: 07/29/2014 2:43 PM WHEC.com

Do you still drink soda pop?

A new Gallup poll shows that 63 percent of Americans say they are actively avoiding drinking soda, compared to 41 percent in 2002.

In 2012, another Gallup poll had nearly half of Americans drinking at least one soda per day. Soda has no known health benefits. 

However, the same amount of Americans who drink no soda and those who have two or more per day reported themselves as "very" or "somewhat" overweight: about four in 10.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


Few Clouds
40° | 10°
  • Feels like: 36° F
  • Wind: SW 13mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Mon Windy with showers
    42° | 33°
  • Tue Considerable cloudiness
    38° | 26°
  • Wed Plenty of sun
    39° | 25°
  • Thu Chance of afternoon showers
    60° | 35°