Sixty-seven percent of Americans drank alcoholic beverages last year, a 25-year high, according to new poll; slow economy a factor, bar consultant says

LOS ANGELES , November 17, 2011 () – According to a new Gallup poll, 67% of Americans drank alcoholic beverages last year, a 25-year high, OzarksFirst.com reported Nov. 17.

The economy is a factor, according to bar consultant Jon Taffer. He said while the slow economy doesn’t drive people to drink, it gives them more time to drink.

According to the poll, people in New England, the Upper Plains and the far West consume the most alcohol. Meanwhile, the driest regions were Texas, the Deep South and the Mid-Atlantic.

The primary source of this article is OzarksFirst.com, Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 17, 2011.

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