Would you support increasing the beer tax?

A majority of Wisconsin voters support raising Wisconsin’s low beer tax and using the proceeds to nab drunken drivers and prevent and treat alcohol abuse, according to a survey commissioned by University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

The survey found that 58 percent support an increase in the beer tax. Support was especially strong among women (72 percent), people over 60 (72 percent), and independents (59 percent).

A large majority, 87 percent, said it is important to spend the increased tax revenue on stricter enforcement of drunken driving laws. The participants also felt strongly that money should be spent to treat and prevent alcohol abuse; nearly 76 percent called those goals very or somewhat important.

Wisconsin’s beer tax, of 3.65 cents per six-pack, is third lowest in the country and hasn’t been raised since 1969.

Do you support the idea?

Yes, drunk drivers are out of control

No, we pay too many taxes already

Maybe, if tax revenue goes to prevention


* This is not a scientific poll.


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