Beer And Wine Gain Favor Among Those Who Imbibe, While Liquor Dips

The suds have it: beer remains the alcoholic beverage of choice among Americans, a new Gallup Poll finds.

More than four out of 10 Americans (42 percent) who drink alcohol said they prefer beer, while 34 percent choose wine and 19 percent opt for liquor such as whiskey.

Beer has almost always been Americans’ favorite alcoholic beverage across the last 26 years in which Gallup has tracked preferences. In 2005, wine gained favor and evenly vied for drinkers’ attention and did so again between 2011 and 2013, Gallup says.    MORE

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