Those are among the findings of the just-released Harris Poll of 2,379 adults surveyed online between March 7 and 14 by Harris Interactive. Among other results:
• 22% of Americans say they never drink alcohol.
• Men are more frequent drinkers than women, with 38% of men saying say they drink at least once a week compared to 21% of women.
• Among those who drink at least several times a year, beer is the top choice: 63% say they drink beer and 54% drink domestic wine; 41% drink vodka; 34% drink rum; 28% drink tequila; 28% drink foreign wine; 20% drink various types of whiskies such as Irish or Canadian.
• Further down the list of preferred alcoholic beverages are champagne (17%), cordials and liqueurs (17%), bourbon (15%), gin (14%), scotch (11%), cognac (8%) and brandy/Armagnac (7%).
The survey was accompanied by variety of tables showing both general and specific categories of drinking. Double-click on them to access a large-type version.
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