Americans have supported the alcohol regulations placed by the government, according to a new bipartisan national poll by Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP), a Virginia-based organization that performs scientific-based researches to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol and its regulation.

The national telephonic survey was conducted on 1,010 adults aged over 21 years to study their attitude towards alcohol policy.

The survey was conducted by bipartisan team of pollsters Whitman Insight Strategies and Wilson Research Strategies on behalf of CAP during the period from 22-24 July 2012.

According to the CAP study, Americans give importance to alcohol, support the restrictions put on alcohol by the government and prefer local businesses to look after distribution and sales of the alcohol, as they are aware of the local community needs.

CAP advisory council member Patrick Lynch said Americans overwhelmingly agree that alcohol is a unique product that is not like other consumer goods, which is why they believe it needs to be treated differently.

"This national survey also shows that people think it’s important that decisions about alcohol are made at the local level by people who know the community," Lynch added.

Around 72% of Americans are against alcohol deregulation, as it could lead to high rates of youth intoxication, increase cases of liver disease and lead to rise in alcohol-related violence and public disorder, as seen in the UK soon after the removal of alcohol regulations.