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Beer Is Still Amercia's Favorite Alcohol

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Now THESE are the kind of statistics Matt Harris loves to read.  Beer is still the preferred alcoholic beverage of choice for most Americans, according to a new Gallup poll.  41% of Americans drink beer most often, compared to wine (31%) and liquor (23%).

If you break it down by gender, women are more likely to drink wine (46%) while men prefer beer (57%) and liquor (20%).  Age also plays a role:  adults 18 to 54 prefer beer while adults 55 and older are more likely to drink wine.

The poll also says 64% of Americans say the drink occasionally, consuming an average of 4.1 drinks every week.  36% say they don't drink at all.

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