Underage Drinking

The percentage of high school seniors who report having a drink in the last 30 days is 25% lower in 1998 than it was in 1982.

Source: The University of Michigan Monitoring the Future, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, samples approximately 15,000 seniors in 140 public and private high schools nationwide each year and is representative of all seniors in the continental United States.

Note: Data beginning 1994 reflect answers to a slightly altered question, i.e., a "drink" means "more than just a few sips."