I can believe that... I don't drink much but I do take other mind-altering substances! As for the health conscious thing... there are a few people who go to the gym, play sports, go swimming, etc...
Nowadays people in general are quite a bit more health conscious.. and that includes students believe it or not!
Well some students are becoming more health concious but a study that says 1 in 4 are tea total is just wrong!!!
I think it shows not to always rely on studies. As far as i am aware I don't know any body who is tea total, however i do know quite a few so called 'binge drinkers' (me). I think people have differnt aims and cares at uni so if people choose not to drink thats fine, but the vast majority do.
I don't know anyone who is tee-total- the figure seems quite high.
Most of my friends go to the gym, and I am too... one day.
I can't believe that one in four students are teetotal, although I suppose I'm thinking about my social circle of friends. Perhaps if you counterbalance that with all the Muslim students in the UK, for example, then teetotal students might actually represent quite a large proportion. In my hall there is a flat of six people who are all Muslims and won't allow alcohol in their flat. That's fair enough. But because they don't go out, it's easy to forget about them and only focus on the image of the "typical student". I also know a few people who go out and don't drink, although they are in the minority.
I'm not teetotal by any stretch of the imagination whatsoever, but at the same time I don't drink very much at all. The proportion of students who are truly heavy drinkers probably isn't as great as it seems.
You have to bear in mind that if your social group got together through a shared love of drinking/going out you're unlikely to know anyone who doesn't drink. Similarly, tee-totallers group together. I can believe 1 in 4.
Ok, would it be ok to have a christian only flat? because they oppose pre-maritial sex?
No, i don't think so. So thats a double standard.
Am i right in saying the flat is designated muslim, seeing how it is increddibly unlikely to be coincidence.
My point is how come they can specify to be with members of their own faith when christians probably would not be granted the same courtesy?
Its faithist... simply. People should mix together as much as possible, bad integration is a source of much further trouble for this country.
I find the 1-in-4 statistic unbelievable. Out of all the people I know (which is a lot), I only know one teetotaller...and that's me. I'm yet to meet a single person who doesn't drink apart from myself.