The number of supporters of the introduction in Russia of “the dry law” peaked
Two-thirds of the VCIOM poll is ready to support new large-scale anti-alcohol campaign.
Over 40% of Russians believe the government has already taken measures to fight against alcoholism too soft, it follows from a survey conducted by the Russian centre for public opinion studies (VTSIOM). Almost a third of respondents (32%, 10 percentage points higher than in 2006) is in favour of compulsory treatment of alcoholics and 38% would like to revive closed in 2011, the sobering-up stations.
In addition, the majority of respondents (53%) advocated the introduction of a complete ban on the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 21.
“Today, the society authorizes the government broad powers to implement rather strict measures aimed at limiting alcohol consumption in terms of the “law of 21″, and the prohibition of advertising of alcoholic products under the umbrella brands and the restoration of sobering-up stations”, — said head of information policy and communication technologies VTSIOM Kirill Rodin.
From the report of the polls also shows that two-thirds of Russians of course (28%) or “probably” (36%) would support the beginning of the country’s new anti-alcohol campaign. With 13% (maximum score more than 10 years) would support even the introduction of “dry law”, that is, a complete ban on the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.