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Alcohol Consumption Increases Among Adults Over 21

Alcohol Consumption trends
Written by PsychePen

Explore the latest report from PennState Extension on the rise of alcohol consumption in the U.S., revealing distinct patterns among various demographic segments and changes in consumer preferences.

Summary: A new report from PennState Extension reveals that alcohol consumption is increasing in the U.S., with 63% of adults aged 18 and older consuming alcohol between 2021 and 2022. The study also highlights distinct patterns among various demographic segments, including income level, education, and race. The number of people abstaining from alcohol has risen, while the number of core wine drinkers has decreased.

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Rising Alcohol Consumption Trends in the U.S.:

Alcohol consumption is on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report from PennState Extension. The study revealed that 63% of adults aged 18 and older consumed alcohol between 2021 and 2022, a figure that increases to 65% for adults over the age of 21. The report also highlighted distinct patterns among various demographic segments. For example, 80% of adults aged 18 and over living in a household with an annual income of $100,000 or more consumed alcohol during the same period, compared to only 49% of those living in a household with an annual income of $40,000 or less.

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The research found that individuals with a higher education were more likely to consume alcohol, although the incidence of consumption dropped with advancing age. In 2022, 33% of consumers spent $50 or more on a bottle of alcohol, up from 24% in 2021. The report also revealed gender and racial differences in alcohol consumption rates. Men and women consumed alcohol at slightly different rates, with 66% of men and 61% of women consuming alcohol over the last two years.

Consumption rates also differed by race, with 68% of non-Hispanic white adults and 59% of Hispanic adults consuming alcohol. Approximately 50% of non-Hispanic black adults consumed alcohol. The number of people abstaining from alcohol has risen, with 28% of consumers indicating they were abstainers, an increase of 4% since 2017. Meanwhile, 18% described themselves as core wine drinkers, down from 21% in 2017.

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When it comes to preference, 30% of consumers preferred liquor, 31% preferred wine, and 35% chose beer. Men were more likely to consume beer on a regular basis, while women were more likely to be weekly wine consumers. These findings provide valuable insights into the changing patterns of alcohol consumption in the U.S., highlighting the need for continued research and policy development in this area.

[Source: Vision Monday]


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