Underage Drinking News: Nationwide Survey Finds Parents Fed Up With 'Party Schools'
Survey respondents intolerant of the recent news on underage drinking and say states' efforts to lower drinking age will make a huge problem worse
COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 18, 2008) – Americans continue to overwhelmingly reject an ongoing push to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18. According to the underage drinking news released by the latest Nationwide Insurance survey, 72% of adults think lowering the drinking age will make alcohol more accessible to kids, and nearly half believe it would increase binge drinking among teens.
More than half even say they are less likely to vote for a state representative who supports lowering the legal limit or send their children to colleges or universities with “party school” reputations. Read the entire press release which includes more news on underage drinking from Nationwide. (PDF)