Trend: Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer?

Trend: Has Drinking Ever Been a Cause of Trouble in Your Family?

Trend: Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer?

Trend: When did you last take a drink of any kind of alcoholic beverage?

Trend: Approximately how many drinks of any kind of alcoholic beverages did you drink in the past SEVEN days?

Trend: Do you most often drink liquor, wine, or beer?

Trend: Do you sometimes drink more alcoholic beverages than you think you should?

Trend: Has Drinking Ever Been a Cause of Trouble in Your Family?

Trend: Would you favor or oppose a federal law that would lower the drinking age in all states to 18?

Thinking now about your family and closest friends, how many of them -- drink alcohol -- many, some, only a few, or none?

Trend: How serious a problem do you think alcohol is to society -- extremely serious, very serious, somewhat serious, or not serious?

How important is it to have federal government programs that address health risks associated with each of the following? Is it extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? How about for excessive consumption of alcohol?

Do you, personally, think drinking in moderation -- that is, one or two drinks a day -- [ROTATED: is good for your health, makes no difference, or is bad for your health]?

Good for
health

Makes no
difference

Bad for
health

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

2011 Jul 7-10

22

50

25

3

2007 Jul 12-15

22

49

25

4

2005 Jul 7-10

25

51

22

2

2003 Jul 7-9

24

49

25

2

2001 Jul 19-22

22

46

27

5

How often, if ever, do you drink alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer -- every day, a few times a week, about once a week, less than once a week, only on special occasions such as New Year's and holidays, or never?

Every
day

A few
times
a week

About
once a
week

Less
than
once
a week

Only on
special
occasions

Never

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

2007 Nov 11-14

7

13

10

9

29

33

*

2006 Nov 9-12

10

13

11

9

27

30

*

2005 Nov 7-10

5

14

11

10

29

31

*

2004 Nov 7-10

7

13

13

10

25

32

*

2003 Nov 3-5

7

16

13

12

25

27

*

2001 Nov 8-11

7

12

13

14

24

30

*

* Less than 0.5%


(Asked of a half sample) Do you think the penalties for underage age drinking should be made more strict, less strict, or remain as they are now?

More
strict

Less
strict

Remain
as now

No
opinion

2007 Jul 12-15

60%

6

31

3

2001 Jul 19-22

60%

6

33

1

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