|Titre :||Trends in public opinion on alcohol issues during a period of increasing access to alcohol: Ontario, Canada, 1996-2011 (2014)|
|Auteurs :||A. IALOMITEANU ; N. GIESBRECHT ; E. M. ADLAF ; A. WETTLAUFER|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drug and Alcohol Review (Vol.33, n°3, May 2014)|
|Article en page(s) :||249-258|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; OPINION PUBLIQUE ; EVOLUTION ; POLITIQUE ; SANTE PUBLIQUE ; ENQUETE ; DEBIT DE BOISSONS
Introduction and Aims: The aim of our paper is to present trend data concerning public opinion on alcohol policy in the Canadian province of Ontario over a 16-year period (1996-2011), to assess if the level of support for alcohol control policies changed over this period and if any changes in public support for alcohol policy parallel real changes in alcohol distribution in Ontario.
Design and Methods: Selected policy-related items from 10 probability surveys of Ontario adults were analysed by means of logistic regression.
Results: A significant decline was found for attitudes supporting restricting corner stores sales and government control of liquor stores. A weaker decline was seen for attitudes towards reducing the number of places to buy alcohol. However, an increasing trend for attitudes favouring the status quo or greater control through taxes and hours of sale was found. There was no significant trend for attitudes towards maintaining the current level or reducing the number of liquor or beer stores. While there was some variation in trends in support by demographic characteristics and drinking level, not one sector stood out.
Discussion and Conclusions: A gradual erosion of support is evident and concurrent with gradual increase in access to alcohol in Ontario during the time-period under study. The decline in support for alcohol control measures seems to be a general rather than a focused development. It appears that this was largely due to a shift in a greater percentage supporting the status quo, not a move towards increasing access to alcohol.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Refs biblio. :||32|
|Affiliation :||Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada|