How Much Do You Drink Compared To The Rest Of The U.S.?

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According to this chart compiled by Wonkblog’s Christopher Ingraham, most people don’t drink every day. A surprising 30% of Americans don’t drink at all most weeks, but once you get past those of us who have a drink now and then, there’s a huge jump to those who drink way the heck too much. To get into the top 10% of American drinkers you would have to consume a mind-boggling 74 alcoholic drinks every single week.

The top 10 percent of American drinkers – 24 million adults over age 18 – consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week.

Clearly, the key word here is “alcoholic” and it’s a select group that none of us should be striving to become a member of.

(Wonkblog via io9)

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