It seems the "too much soda is bad" message is finally starting to sink in for Americans.
According to a new Gallup poll, more Americans today are saying that they are trying to avoid drinking soda, compared with 10 years ago. Specifically, 63 percent of people interviewed in 2014 said they are trying to actively avoid drinking soda, compared with 51 percent in 2004 and 41 percent in 2002.
Take a look at the other kinds of foods Americans are trying to eat more of (and avoid):
While more Americans report actively trying to exclude soda from their diets, the percentage of Americans making an effort to exclude sugar in general has not changed too much over the years. Fifty-two percent of Americans said they were avoiding sugar in 2014, compared with 51 percent in both 2006 and 2004 and 43 percent in 2002.
Similar results for salt: 46 percent of people said they were trying to avoid salt in 2014, compared with 49 percent in 2006, 47 percent in 2004 and 45 percent in 2002.
The findings are based on data from 1,013 phone interviews conducted between July 7 and 10 of this year.