ERIC Number: ED477967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-30
Exposure of Hispanic Youth to Alcohol Advertising.
Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. This Hispanic population is also younger than the general population: 40% of Hispanics are under 21, versus 30% of the entire population. The number of Hispanics under the age of 21 grew 61% between 1990 and 2000, totaling 17% of the nation's youth under 21 in 2000. The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth commissioned Virtual Media Resources (VMR) to audit the exposure of Hispanic youth to alcohol magazine, television and radio advertising in 2002. In previous reports, the Center has found wide and pervasive overexposure of all youth to alcohol advertising in magazines and on television and radio. This analysis compares the exposure of Hispanic youth to that of non-Hispanic youth, and the Center finds that Hispanic youth were even more overexposed to alcohol advertising than non-Hispanic youth. Specifically, the Center found that in 2002: Hispanic youth saw even more alcohol advertising in magazines than non-Hispanic youth; Hispanic youth heard more alcohol advertising on radio than non-Hispanic youth; alcohol advertising was placed on a majority of the TV programs most popular with Hispanic youth; and both Hispanic youth exposure on radio and television and spending on alcohol advertising were concentrated in a few markets. Appendixes include sources and methodology and a glossary of advertising terms. (GCP)
Descriptors: Advertising, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking, Hispanic Americans, Marketing, Mass Media Effects, Periodicals, Radio, Television, Youth
Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Georgetown University, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 525, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-687-1019; Web site: www.camy.org. For full text: http://camy.org/research/hispanic0403/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth.