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In a recent survey conducted by The Nielsen Company on behalf of Anheuser-Busch, 95% of American adults think that, while inconvenient, ID checking is a worthwile way to reduce underage drinking. The survey was taken to determine how people view the effectiveness of ID checking. The survey also discovered that 94% of the people think that those who sell alcohol should be trained to spot fake IDs.

"Checking IDs is one of the keys to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors. Simply put, if teens can't get alcohol, they can't drink it, and the survey reflects that America's retailers are doing their part, and that American adults fully embrace this concept," says John Kaestner, vice president of Consumer Affairs for Anheuser-Busch Cos.

In addition to the straightforward questions, the survey also asked a few ridiculous ones. The three that really stood out to me were:

  • The person we want to see the ID of (and get to know their real age) is: Joan Rivers (26%), Oprah Winfrey (23%), Simon Cowell (16%) and Ashton Kutcher (15%).
  • The lady we want to check our ID when purchasing alcohol is: Ellen Degeneres (32%), Kelly Ripa (24%), Tyra Banks (22%) and Ann Curry (9%).
  • The guy we want to check our IDs is Regis Philbin (29%), Conan O'Brien (21%), Ryan Seacrest (19%) and Al Roker (18%).

First of all, who thought to ask those questions? The ID stuff I can understand, it's really interesting, but who do you want to check your ID? What? Also, are you telling me that Regis Philbin really beat out someone like George Clooney? America, I don't get you sometimes...

Source: PR Newswire

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SU3 SU3 9 years
Very weeeird questions.. I would like to know the real ages though. :P
bellarose bellarose 9 years
i just turned 21 last month and i have yet to get carded at restaurants, bars or liquor stores ...
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I absolutely LOVE getting carded. The longer it happens, the longer I can ignore my actual age. :howyoudoin:
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Ok, I can SORT OF understand why I would get carded in the US, I could pass for a 19 or 20 year old. But SERIOUSLY, I got carded at MARKS AND SPENCER the other day for buying a bottle of wine ... DO I NOT LOOK 18?!?!?!?!? GRRRR!!!! Then I was carded AGAIN at another bar!!!
jhuck jhuck 9 years
First time I saw the scan system was 4 years ago. Much better than having a bouncer squinting at my horrible picture in the dark infront of a bar...especially when it's raining.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Haha, those are weird questions.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
I don't get carded any more *sniff*
ash_marisa ash_marisa 9 years
I thought the scan process was pretty old...we have had it in MI for at least 3 years now. Makes it much easier.
Amity-A Amity-A 9 years
I get irritated with checking id's mainly because I lose mine so much.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I don't mind being asked for an ID. But as to why I would want these people checking mine? - No Clue!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
are Regis' eyes really up to the challenge of reading small print and checking for fakes? he's kind of old...
socalcutie socalcutie 9 years
i LOVE LOVE LOVE the new way to check id's out here in Cali, it's a scanner like an ATM scanner the bounces run your Driver's Lic. through. awesome!
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