Global views on alcohol use 2013

This statistic depicts the global views on alcohol use in 2013. More than eight out of ten people in Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Indonesia, and in El Salvador believe that drinking alcohol is unacceptable. In Japan, 66 percent people say that drinking is morally acceptable.

Do you personally believe that drinking alcohol is morally acceptable, unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue?

CountryNot a moral issueAcceptableUnacceptable
Pakistan 2%1%94%
Palestinian ter. 9%1%89%
Indonesia 8%2%85%
Jordan 12%3%85%
Tunisia 6%5%85%
El Salvador 8%8%82%
Ghana 8%8%80%
Egypt 13%5%75%
Malaysia 15%10%70%
Bolivia 12%13%69%
Turkey 17%10%69%
Nigeria 17%6%68%
India 16%10%66%
Senegal 24%9%63%
Kenya 24%9%59%
Uganda 14%19%57%
Lebanon 21%25%51%
Brazil 20%29%47%
Russia 13%26%44%
Argentina 27%26%42%
China 37%12%41%
Mexico 31%21%41%
Philippines 24%34%39%
Venezuela 17%36%39%
South Africa 25%22%36%
Chile 31%29%31%
Israel 39%27%29%
Italy 49%15%27%
Greece 47%22%23%
Czech Republic 24%46%22%
Spain 46%27%22%
South Korea 35%34%22%
France 56%25%18%
Poland 34%37%17%
United States 46%32%16%
Germany 40%41%14%
Australia 46%36%10%
Canada 57%31%9%
Britain 47%38%9%
Japan 25%66%6%
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Release date

April 2014



Survey time period


Number of respondents

700-100 participants per country

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Survey results are based on national samples. The missing percentage points to 100 percent are divided among participants who refused to answer and those who said that the answer would depend on the situation.

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