How often/much does the respondent consume alcohol? 

Below are 63 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

[ Drunk? | Frequency | Incidence | Last Year | Peer Pressure | Weekly Consumption ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Drunk?
 

Does the respondent believe that he/she drinks more than he/she should sometimes?

Some questions fit within the "Drunk?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Drinking Problem? | DUI ]

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DRUNK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

DRUNK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1990

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1988

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1991

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1980

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1978

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1994

DRUNK from General Social Survey, 1993


Variant:Drinking Problem? (Drunk? variant)
 

Has the respondent had a drinking problem?

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HLTH4 from General Social Survey, 2004

HLTH from General Social Survey, 1991


Variant:DUI (Drunk? variant)
 

Has the respondent driven under the influence of alcohol?

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DUI from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)


Category 2:Frequency
 

This question type asks about the general frequency of alcohol use by the respondent.

Some questions fit within the "Frequency" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Drink More? ]

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DRINK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

DRINK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

DRINK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

OFTALCHL from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

STSRELDR from Economic Values Survey, 1992

ALCOHOL from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998

FOFTDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

MOFTDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component


Variant:Drink More? (Frequency variant)
 

This question asks the respondent if he/she has been drinking more alcohol lately.

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DRINKMOR from Middletown Area Study, 1982


Category 3:Incidence
 

Does the respondent ever drink alcohol?

Some questions fit within the "Incidence" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Age at First Drink ]

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EVDRINK from General Social Survey, 2004

CU_DRINK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1990

HM_20 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1988

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1991

ALCOHOL from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

PASTALCH from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1980

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1978

DRINK from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1994

DRINK from General Social Survey, 1993

DRINK from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

DRINK from Middletown Area Study, 1990

DRINK from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Variant:Age at First Drink (Incidence variant)
 

This question type asks the respondent his/her age at the time of first alcohol use.

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YFSTDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component


Category 4:Last Year
 

How often did the respondent drink alcohol (or certain amounts of alcohol) in the last 12 months?

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DRINKYR from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINKDAY from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK6UP from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINKMAX from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK12 from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK8 from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK5 from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK3 from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINK1 from General Social Survey, 2004

DRINKMIN from General Social Survey, 2004

YYRDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

YDRUNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component


Category 5:Peer Pressure
 

This question type asks the respondent how many of his/her friends drink alcohol or is he/she is ever pressured to do so.

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FRNDDRGS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

FRNDDRGS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

FRDRGS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

P8DRINK from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989


Category 6:Weekly Consumption
 

This question type concerns the use of alcohol on a weekly basis.

Some questions fit within the "Weekly Consumption" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Bi-Weekly | Daily ]

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DRINK from Generation Next Survey, 2006

DAYSALC from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000

DAYSALC from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000

BEER from Middletown Area Study, 1989

BOOZE from Middletown Area Study, 1989

WINE from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Variant:Bi-Weekly (Weekly Consumption variant)
 

This variant asks how often the respondent has used alcohol in the past 2 weeks.

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DRUNK from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

BINGEDR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)


Variant:Daily (Weekly Consumption variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how many alcoholic beverages he/she consumes daily.

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HM_21 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006



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