Americans Weigh in on Alcohol Control Measures

Summary of public opinion surveys on alcohol
    • September 30, 2000

The Public Health Institute summarized findings from public opinion surveys conducted from 1980 to the mid-1990s about alcohol and alcohol policies related to access, promotion and intervention.

Key Findings

The findings, which were outlined in a 30-page report to RWJF, included the following:

  • The public's strongest support was for intervention policies, such as treatment, education and prevention programs.

  • The weakest support was for policies that control access, although data were not always consistent among surveys.

Key Results

Information gathered through this grant was included in the U.S. Federal Alcohol Control Policy Development Manual, produced with additional RWJF support to the Public Health Institute.