The poll found 80 percent of participants are in favour of the increase, while 19 percent are against and one percent undecided.
Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to be in the bar of any licensed premises or even purchase alcohol unless they are above 16 years.
According to the laws, “You [the child] should never be asked to go to any licensed premises to buy alcohol. If you are asked, you should refuse and tell the person asking that what they want you to do is against the law.”
On average, Guyanese consumed more than eight litres of pure alcohol in 2010 compared to the global figure of 6.2 litres, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a new report launched earlier in the year.