Essential Report

Alcohol measures

Apr 8, 2015

Q. Do you support or oppose the following measures in relation to alcohol?

  Total support Total oppose   Strongly support Support Oppose Strongly oppose Don’t know
Banning alcohol sponsorship of sport 59% 27% 32% 27% 20% 7% 14%
Banning alcohol advertising 54% 31% 27% 27% 25% 6% 15%
Increasing the taxation of alcohol to discourage consumption 40% 49% 19% 21% 27% 22% 11%
Restricting liquor outlets to make alcohol more difficult to buy 50% 35% 22% 28% 24% 11% 15%
Increasing the legal age for consumption of alcohol 57% 31% 26% 31% 22% 9% 125
More public education about responsible consumption of alcohol 87% 6% 47% 40% 5% 1% 7%

Measures with most support were more education about responsible drinking (87%), banning alcohol sponsorship of sport (59%), increasing the legal age for consumption of alcohol (57%) and banning alcohol advertising (54%).

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