Gallup: Beer Is Beverage Of Choice

Published: 09/18/2012

PRINCETON, N.J. — Beer is the alcohol beverage of choice for a majority of legal-aged Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The poll found that 39 percent of Americans prefer beer, compared to 35 percent for wine and 22 percent for liquor. According to the poll, beer’s popularity reached a three-year high, with 55 percent of men preferring beer compared to 48 percent in 2011 and 54 percent in 2009-10. Additionally, Midwesterners preferred beer the most, with 47 percent saying they preferred beer compared to 29 percent for wine and 20 percent for liquor