|Titre :||Attitudes towards alcohol policy in six EU countries (2002)|
|Auteurs :||Ö. HEMSTRÖM|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Contemporary Drug Problems (Vol.29, n°3, Fall 2002)|
|Article en page(s) :||605-618|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; POLITIQUE ; COMPARAISON ; ATTITUDE ; OPINION PUBLIQUE
Thésaurus GéographiqueEUROPE ; SUEDE ; FINLANDE ; ROYAUME-UNI ; ALLEMAGNE ; FRANCE ; ITALIE
This study explores differences between Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy regarding public attitudes toward alcohol control policy (measured by a statement that the government has a responsibility to keep down how much people drink). Cross-national representative samples of around 1,000 respondents 18-64 years old in each country were analyzed.
A large majority of people in Italy and Sweden (about 75%) supported governmental responsibility for alcohol control. This was the case for 60% in France and for 48% in the UK, whereas in Finland and Germany those who were supportive constituted a minority (38% and 29%). After controlling for social factors in logistic regressions, this pattern was unaltered and clearly significant. The attitude was strongly related to alcohol consumption: in ail six countries, non-drinkers and low consumers were most supportive and high consumers !east supportive. Limitations of the data and potential explanations of the findings are discussed.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Stockholm University, Sweden|