There's no arguing that a substantial number of Americans want to tax or ban plastic bags. But is it a majority? In El Paso, Texas, the answer is no. That's according to this story from the El Paso Times, on a scientific poll conducted on March 5-6. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, according to the story. The poll, conducted by Reuel Group Inc.,, found that 48.1 percent of poll respondents did not want plastic bags banned, and another 20.2 percent said consumers should have a choice between paper or plastic. Just under 30 percent supported a ban. The city of El Paso is considering putting a 10-cent fee on plastic bags, with 2 cents going to the retailer and 8 cents to the city.
Poll shows public wants 'free' plastic bags
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