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  • I could not find a percentage to your question, but thought this might help. According to the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University... 87 percent of adults who drink had their first drink of alcohol before age 21. Individuals who begin drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to become alcohol dependent than those who begin drinking at age 21. The prevalence of lifetime alcohol abuse is greatest for those who begin drinking at age 14. Underage drinkers and adult heavy drinkers combined consume 61 percent of the alcohol sold in the U.S. One third of sixth and ninth graders obtain alcohol from their own homes. Children cite other people's homes as the most common setting for drinking. The pervasive influence of the entertainment industry has glamorized and sexualized alcohol and rarely shows the ill effects of abuse. Out of 81 G-rated animated films, nearly 50 percent showed characters using alcohol, often without consequence (34 % equated alcohol with wealth and affluence; 19 percent with sexual activity). Alcohol advertising often uses images that appeal to kids (e.g., Budweiser's talking lizards, Budweiser's Spuds MacKenzie dog). 41 percent of teens have tried a new breed of sweet-tasting, colorfully packaged alcoholic beverages (e.g., Tequiza, Smirnoff Ice, Skyy Blue). GE subsidiary NBC has begun airing liquor advertisements, ending a 50-year voluntary ban by the networks and the liquor industry.
  • id say under 10 %. i dont know one kid that hasnt drank under the age of 21 but maybe i know bad kids. hahaha
  • 99%, i'm drunk right now!

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