Britons love a lunchtime tipple

Nearly
half of all Briton’s think it’s acceptable to have an alcoholic drink over
lunch, while the majority of our European counterparts believe it’s
unacceptable at any time during the working day.

An
online survey of 2,158 Britons by recruitment website Monster.co.uk found that
46 per cent believe it is ‘acceptable to have an alcoholic drink during the
working day’.

However,
when the survey was repeated across Europe the figures were significantly
different.

Of
23,716 Europeans who answered the poll, 57 per cent said that it was
inappropriate, with The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany being the most
abstemious.

British
responses:

46%
(1,003)- One glass of wine or beer is acceptable at lunchtime
38% (814)  – No, it would be
inappropriate
10% (207)  – Yes, people in my office
often drink at lunchtime
6% (134)   – Yes, especially in the lead
up to Christmas

European
replies:

28%
(6,558) – One glass of wine or beer is acceptable at lunchtime
57% (13,421) – No, it would be inappropriate
8% (2,003)  – Yes, people in my office
often drink at lunchtime
7% (1,734)  – Yes, especially in the
lead up to Christmas

By Michael Millar

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