Center Releases Key Findings from 2023 National Survey

Consensus is Clear: Americans Support State Based Alcohol Regulation and See Public Health and Safety as Priorities for Legislators

Alexandria, VA. – According to a recently released national poll commissioned by the Center for Alcohol Policy, Americans across the political spectrum continue to be satisfied with the state regulation of alcohol. This includes clear and overwhelming satisfaction with the current alcohol regulatory system. Public health and safety also continue to be the top priority when considering any future changes to the alcohol system.

“This year’s survey, as in past years, highlights the consistent sentiment across the nation that responsible alcohol regulation ought to be a priority for policymakers” said Pam Erickson, founder of Healthy Alcohol Marketplace and former executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Pam is also a member of the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Advisory Council. “It is my hope that lawmakers and regulators will heed the call of Americans around the nation to prioritize public health and safety over the short-sighted pursuit of increased dollars. Alcohol, as we know, is no ordinary commodity and should be treated accordingly by policymakers and the public alike.”

Key findings include:

  • Solid support exists across party lines for state regulation of alcohol
  • Americans are satisfied with current alcohol regulations
  • Americans want alcohol laws to prioritize safety
  • The three-tier system is viewed as working well by Americans

The survey was conducted by New Bridge Strategy, completing 1001 online interviews with adults aged 21 and older throughout the United States. Interviews were drawn from online panels, and the sample was drawn proportionally throughout the country and is demographically representative of the adult population in this age group. The confidence interval associated with this sample is +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence level; due to rounding, not all totals will sum to 100%.

 The Center for Alcohol Policy looks forward to continuing to be a resource to educate policymakers, regulators, and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation.­­­­­


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