Teen drinking

It's your call

August 16, 1991

A majority of callers to SUNDIAL say they know of teens who drink alcohol -- and most respondents to The Evening Sun's informal telephone survey feel teens are not capable of setting their own limits for drinking.

Of 288 callers, 199 (69 percent) said they know of teens who drink. Of those same callers, 174 (60 percent) said they do not think teens are capable of setting their own limits for drinking. Most callers (205, or 71 percent) said they believe the home is the best place to educate teens about drinking. However, 122 callers (43 percent) also said they feel that programs outside the home are the best place to educate teens about drinking.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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