From the February 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Opinions on Drinking Age

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Fifty-six percent of adults surveyed in states where it is legal for 18- and 19-year-olds to drink alcoholic beverages favor raising the legal age to 20 or 21, according to the Gallup Poll.

Thirty-nine percent of the respondents in those 24 states said that the age should stay the same; 1% said the age should be lowered; and 4% had no opinion.

In the remaining states and the...

-- New York Times