Friday, December 09, 2005

ALCOHOL SURVEY

If you live in the state of Utah, you probibly belong to one of two schools of thought. You either think that the current liquor laws blow wookies or you think they're just peachy. A new statewide survey found nothing too suprising. Non-Mormons
believe the state's liquor laws are too restrictive, while Mormons feel they are about right. Insight Research surveyed 418 Utahns last June, asking 39 questions about alcohol consumption, alcohol laws and potential outcomes from changes to those laws, as well as demographic information about the respondents. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percent. To the left is a graphic courtesy of the Slat Lake Tribune. Utah's head honcho John Huntsman Jr. campained last year that he was interested in looking at changing some of Utah's more restrictive liquor laws. It appears he's dipping his toe into into the water to see how warm the stae is to the idea.

4 comments:

Jerry said...

Interesting...
(assuming that all nonLDS are drinkers)

More drinkers want less alcohol at a time. See 1.5oz survey.

Drinkers are split 50/50 on making alocohol more available to adults will make it easier for teenagers to get. This eithers says that drinkers don't know how it will impact availability, or that drinkers know that laws don't matter. Teenagers will drink if they want to.

I personaly believe that relaxing the liquor laws, eliminating the myth thats it hard to get a drink, will reduce alcohol consumption. Guess I'm in the minority on that one.

mikey said...

Amen, Jerry. Knowledge is power and we definatly don't people thinking for themselves. Do we?

Jerry said...

Don't "want" people filling in missing words by themselves either.

mikey said...

Jerry, you really and your mama does too.