Do you occasionally consume alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, or are you a total abstainer?

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Share of respondents
Yes, drink60%
No, total abstainer39%

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This statistic shows the results of a survey among adult Americans on their drinking habits in 2013. Respondents were asked if they drink on occasion or live abstinent. In 2013, 60 percent of the respondents report to occasionally consume alcoholic beverages.
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Release date
August 2013
Survey time period
July 10-14, 2013
Number of respondents
2,027 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The original question was posed as follows: "Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, or are you a total abstainer?"

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