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Swedish public opinion on alcohol and alcohol policy, 1995 and 2003
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Substance Use, ISSN 1465-9891, Vol. 17, no 3, 218-229 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims: To compare and discuss public opinions on alcohol and alcohol policies in Sweden. Data & Methods: Population survey, sent out by post to 3000 adult Swedes, 18-69 years of age, on two occasions, 1995 and 2003. Focus on attitudes towards alcohol, drinking and alcohol policies. Results: Public opinion on alcohol and alcohol policy has not changed very much when the years 1995 and 2003 are compared, although a slightly more restrictive view can be detected. But there were no dramatic changes in spite of a rapid and sharp increase of alcohol consumption during this period and changing foundations of alcohol policies due to the Swedish membership of the European Union (EU). Swedes seem somewhat more content with alcohol policies in 2003 compared with 1995 and show a more restrictive view when it comes to young persons and drinking. Conclusion: A slightly more restrictive view on alcohol can be detected in 2003 compared with 1995, and there seems to be continued support for population-wide and environmental measures in Swedish public opinion.

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2012. Vol. 17, no 3, 218-229 p.
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Alcohol, drinking (drinkers), public opinion, alcohol policy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79733DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2012.688400ISI: 000303829800002OAI: diva2:551493


Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2012-09-11Bibliographically approved

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