Anheuser-Busch Background

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.

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62% Decline in NY

Between 1982 and 2011, New York has seen a 62% decrease in total drunk-driving fatalities (U.S. Department of Transportation).

64% FL Zero BAC

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.

91% of Youth in CA

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).

54% Decline in CO

Between 1982 and 2011, drunk-driving fatalities decreased 54% in Colorado (U.S. Dept. of Transportation).

87% of Youth in TX

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 87% of youth ages 12-17 in Texas do not drink.

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Drinking Among College Freshmen (The American Freshman Survey, UCLA)

53% decline in college freshmen who drink beer since 1982.

Influences on Youth's Decisions about Drinking (GfK Roper Youth Report)

70% of 13-17 year-olds cite their parents as the #1 influence on whether they drink or not.

Drunk Driving Statistics (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Drunk-driving fatalities have declined 51% since 1982 and 21% in the past 5 years.

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.

National Alcohol Stats Sheet