What Americans Drink


 

Whether it’s a glass of wine, a beer or a gin and tonic, 29% of Americans 21 and older say they drink alcohol at least once a week, including 5% who drink daily and 10% who drink several times a week, according to a new Harris Poll. Twenty percent of Americans 21 or older say they drink alcohol at least once a month and 15% drink it several times a year. One in five Americans (22%) say they never drink alcohol. Men are more frequent drinkers than women; 38% of men say they drink at least once a week compared to 21% of women. What people are drinking when it comes to beer, wine and liquor:

Male Female
Beer 75% 50%
Domestic wine 45% 63%
Vodka 40% 43%
Rum 34% 35%
Tequila 27% 30%
Foreign wine 26% 31%
Other Whiskey (Canadian, Irish) 25% 14%
Champagne 13% 23%
Cordials and liqueurs 14% 20%
Bourbon 23% 6%
Gin 15% 13%
Scotch 17% 4%
Cognac 11% 4%
Brandy/Armagnac 10% 5%
Other 6% 7%