The results of our Poll ” Should the drinking age be lowered from 21?” are in. We are split at 50% for yes and 50% no. We were surprised by these results, are you?
We thought parents would respond YES because of the pervasiveness of binge drinking on college campuses. Many parents and even some college presidents feel that if the drinking age were lowered to 18 again then this culture of binge drinking would be diminished.
On the NO side many parents feel that lowering the drinking age would not only affect college students but all currently underage young adults. And past research has suggested that when alcohol becomes more readily accessible to young people, alcohol-related problems, such as drunk driving, go up.