Underage Drinking is Decreasing

Polling data indicates that there are fewer underage drinkers, and they are drinking less. Each year, for example, the University of Michigan surveys the alcohol consumption trends among the nation's high school seniors. The most recent survey demonstrates that America's young people are getting the message about underage drinking.

To view the data, click on the links below:

  1. Drinking Among Teens (12-17 Year Olds): Percent Who Report Having a Drink in the Last 30 Days
  2. Drinking Among High School Seniors: Percent Who Have Consumed Alcohol in the Last 30 Days
  3. Drinking Among High School Seniors: Percent Who Report Having Five or More Drinks in a Row in the Last Two Weeks
  4. Beer Drinking Among College Freshman: Percentage of College Freshman Who Drink Beer Frequently or Occasionally