Should the US lower its drinking age?
The World Health Organization cites the U.S. as one of only a handful of developed countries -- Iceland, Japan, South Korea and Thailand are others -- with a minimum drinking age over 18. Several countries, including Belgium, Denmark and Germany ...
Does the drinking age for men need changing?
The rest of the world, with the exception of Japan (20), Iceland ... as they make the transition across the minimum legal drinking age, whatever it may be. As for Ukraine, where the official drinking age is 18, one report of a pro-Russian rally included ...
Say What? Americans Are Just as Prudish About the Legal Drinking Age as 30 Years Ago
with those who drink on a weekly basis supporting efforts to reduce the minimum by 35 percent. Today, the United States has the highest legal drinking age in the world along with several other conservative countries including Kazakhstan, Japan and Iceland.
Having 21 as the Drinking Age Saves Lives
Mary Kate Cary is badly mistaken about the age 21 minimum legal drinking age (“Time to Lower the Drinking Age,” May 7, 2014). Whatever her college experience might have been, the scientific research tells a different story: The age 21 law is protecting ...
Why is the drinking age 21?
In short, because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. This law basically told states ... FDR approved lowering the minimum age for the military draft from 21 to 18 during World War II. When the Vietnam-era draft rolled around, though, people ...