Toby King prefers whiskey for his men and beer for his horses, but a new Gallup study shows that beer in fact remains the most consumed form of alcohol, followed by wine and liquor.
The new study on consumption habits shows that about 44 percent of Americans are regular drinkers with 12 percent of drinkers reporting they’ve consumed more than eight drinks in the last week.
This mirrors the results of a similar study done by the Center for Disease Control earlier this year that reported about 17 percent of the U.S. population binge drinks at least four times a month, with the average number of drinks at each sitting being eight.
“People tend to underreport how much they drink,” New York psychiatrist Dr. Selman said earlier this year. “If they had six drinks, you have to figure they really had ten or 12.”