Parents' age limit for young people's alcohol consumption in Denmark 2018

This statistic displays the result of a survey on parents' age limit for young people's alcohol consumption in Denmark in 2018. That year, with a share of 35 percent, the majority of respondents stated that young people should be at least 16 to 17 years old before they first consume alcohol. Seven percent less of parents had the opinion that it's okay to start drinking alcoholic beverages in the age of 15 years.

How old do you think children and young people should at least be before they drink alcoholic beverages for the first time?

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

June 25 to August 15, 2018

Number of respondents

1,488 respondents

Special properties

refers to parents having 13- to17-year-old children

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hvor gamle, mener du, børn og unge som minimum bør være, før de første gang drikker en hel genstand?"

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