Americans are Drinking More Than Ever

Americans are Drinking More Than Ever

POSTED: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 8:53am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 2:58pm

Americans are drinking more than ever according to a recent poll by Gallup.

The poll reports that Americans are drinking more alcohol than they have at any point since 1985.

Gallup has been tracking American imbibing trends for 71 years, and its latest installment, completed in July, found that 67 percent of Americans report that they consume alcohol on a regular basis.

According to the recent poll being young, well-educated, and in a higher income bracket increases a person's propensity to drink.

The older and more religious people are, the less likely they are to drink.

As for Americans adult beverage of choice, beer remains the most popular, particularly among young men and those living in the Midwest.

But its popularity has been waning each year since 1992.

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