The beer industry, in collaboration with retailers, educators, parents, law enforcement officials and many other organizations, plays an active role in encouraging responsible drinking and reducing the prevalence of underage drinking and drunk driving. Anheuser-Busch and our family of wholesalers are leaders in promoting alcohol responsibility, including an investment of more than $980 million since 1982 in community-based programs and national advertising campaigns.
Research is the foundation of our alcohol responsibility initiatives, which helps us reach the right audiences with impactful programs. This website –Alcohol Stats – provides a comprehensive compilation of alcohol research. It displays the many organizations that are working to understand how we all can do our part to support alcohol responsibility. We invite you to use this site as an educational resource and to contact us if you have any questions.
Access Geographic Data
Between 1982 and 2011, New York has seen a 62% decrease in total drunk-driving fatalities (U.S. Department of Transportation).
According to the U.S. DOT, 64% of fatalities in motor vehicle crashes in Florida involved a driver who had a zero BAC (blood alcohol content) level.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 91% of youth ages 12-17 in California do not binge drink (five or more drinks on the same occasion).
Between 1982 and 2011, drunk-driving fatalities decreased 54% in Colorado (U.S. Dept. of Transportation).
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 87% of youth ages 12-17 in Texas do not drink.
Record-low level of college freshmen drink beer in 2012.
There has been a 33% increase in parents’ influence since 1991.
The 2012 Monitoring the Future Study reports drinking rates among 8th, 10th & 12th graders are down long term.
Signs Of Progress
Underage drinking data and drunk driving trends from government sources such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Transportation are summarized.