- Madeleine Diakiwski
Statewide Survey Shows Strong Support for Wine Sales in Food Stores
Elliott Flaggs, Looking for Wine Mississippi Coalition Chair
A strong majority of Mississippi registered voters say they favor changing state law to allow wine to be sold in food stores, according to the results of a recently completed statewide survey conducted from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22.
After hearing a series of statements representing both sides of the issue, 75% of survey respondents said they would support it (56% strongly, 19% somewhat).
The survey also showed that almost half (48%) said they would be more likely to vote for a state House or Senate candidate who would support allowing food stores in “wet” areas of the state to sell wine in addition to beer.
These findings confirm what we thought was the case – that a majority of Mississippi voters support a change in state laws governing where wine can be sold. They value competition and the lower prices wine in grocery stores can bring, see the benefits of increased state revenues, and think Mississippi laws regulating the sale of alcohol are outdated.
"The majority of Mississippi voters support a change in state laws governing where wine can be sold."
We look forward to working with legislators to bring convenience and choice to Mississippi residents when it comes to where they can buy their wine.
Supporters of wine sales in grocery stores can show their support by contacting their legislators to express support and joining our coalition to stay up-to-date on coalition updates and opportunities to get involved with legislative outreach.