While most planners think alcohol is important to the success of a meeting or event, one-third of the 115 respondents to M&C's latest poll report that attendees' consumption has declined in recent years. Health concerns could be one reason: About half believe alcohol is more dangerous that most people realize.
Which of the following statements do you believe to be true?
49% Alcohol is more dangerous than most people realize.
46% One drink per day poses no health risk.
18% Alcohol, in moderation, has considerable health benefits.
9% The health benefits of alcohol outweigh the risks for light to moderate drinkers.
9% Even light to moderate alcohol consumption increases cancer risk.
How important is alcohol to the success of your events?
19% Not very
4% Not at all
Source: M&C Research survey of 115 meeting professionals