- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 15, 2019

A new Gallup poll gauging the nation’s drinking preferences also reveals that the drinking habits of political and ideological rivals are similar. Well, sort of. There is a divide over beer. Here’s what the pollster found:

65% of Americans overall say they drink alcohol on occasion; 67% of Republicans, 66% of Democrats, 63% of conservatives and 71% of liberals agree.

38% overall say they drink beer; 31% of Republicans, 39% of Democrats, 44% of conservatives and 29% of liberals agree.

30% overall favor wine; 31% of Republicans, 37% of Democrats, 28% of conservatives and 34% of liberals agree.

29% overall favor liquor; 28% of Republicans, 31% of Democrats, 25% of conservatives and 33% of liberals agree.



2% overall like all three “equally”; 1% of Republicans, 2% of Democrats, 1% of conservatives and 2% of liberals agree.

The Gallup poll of 1,525 U.S. adults was conducted July 1-12 and released Aug. 9

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