05 May 2017

Annual alcohol poll 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) has reported on its annual survey of Australian's attitudes towards alcohol: Annual alcohol poll 2017: attitudes and behaviours. 78% of respondents indicated that they thought Australia had a problem with alcohol abuse, and 81% believed that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.  

Community perceptions of the alcohol industry suggest we are sceptical about their motivations and business tactics. 57% of Australians believe that the alcohol industry targets people under the age of 18 years, and that it has too much influence with governments. There is a low level of trust in information provided by the alcohol industry on the number of standard drinks, responsible drinking, drinking during pregnancy, underage drinking, and the health benefits of certain alcohol products.

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