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View Poll Results: Are new yorkers undefeated in alcoholic consumption?
Yes, no city drinks more than new york 0 0%
No, new york is a city of honor students compared to... 41 89.13%
I vomited on my keyboard and can't respond properly 5 10.87%
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:25 PM
 
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I would nominate StL as another heavy-drinking city. After all, we're the home of A-B (sort of), and our Mardi Gras and St. Party's Day celebrations can get pretty crazy.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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^^^looks like Nevada is the overall winner here.
Look at new Hampshire!
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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^^^looks like Nevada is the overall winner here.
Why would Nevada be the winner, when it's clear N.H. is in the top at everything except binge drinking?
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I'm shocked at West Virginia. I would think it would be near the top. It's overall a depressed state and has the the number 1 party university in the country. And its near the bottom.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Look at new Hampshire!
I'm guessing this measures consumption via point of purchase. New Hampshire has much lower alcohol taxes than Massachusetts, which M*ssholes take advantage of by driving across the state line for beer/wine/liquor runs. IIRC, this is so well known that many liquor stores position themselves right on the state line.

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I'm shocked at West Virginia. I would think it would be near the top. It's overall a depressed state and has the the number 1 party university in the country. And its near the bottom.
Southern states in general consume way less liquor, because a lot of Southern Baptists are abstainers.

Another thing which affects the South (not so much West Virginia) is that blacks tend to drink less than white people...

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According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey, 56.7 percent of whites describe themselves as "current drinkers," compared to 42.8 percent of African Americans, 41.7 percent of Hispanics, 37.6 percent of Asians, and 47.6 percent of multiracial people. (Other studies consistently show Caucasians consuming more alcohol than other ethnic groups.) The biggest binge-drinkers, however, are Hispanics, at 25 percent, closely followed by 24.8 percent of Caucasians, 24.1 percent of multiracials, 19.8 percent of African Americans, and 11.1 percent of Asians.
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Rates of alcohol use increase with levels of education, as 68.4 percent of college graduates and 35 percent of adults who didn't finish high school describe themselves as "current drinkers." Other studies consistently show higher drinking rates among the college-educated, for whom "drinking good wine and cocktails is a social thing," Ehrmann says, "and it's part of the business meetings and social networking that their careers often depend on." Brownell adds that many people learn to drink at college, where campus life "definitely promotes a culture of 'drink and be wild.'"
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Also, alcohol is generally an expensive luxury. If your budget allows a wide range of delectable wines, rich beers, and fancy spirits, you are apt to choose these drinks more often.

On the other hand if your wallet barely affords you Four Loko, Night Train, and little plastic pints of Popov vodka, you may have less incentive to consume.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Looks like ND and NH are the winners. NY looks pansy in comparison. Besides, they probably drink Appletini's (and other assorted fruity drinks) there. lol
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Why would Nevada be the winner, when it's clear N.H. is in the top at everything except binge drinking?
My bad. New Hampshire didn't stick out as much.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Look at New Hampshire!
This is be misleading.

New Hampshire has very inexpensive state-run liquor stores. Whenever I'm within an hour's drive away, I run across the border to stock up on $24, 750 ml bottles of Bullet bourbon

This is common practice for many people in Boston area too. So, if these consumption stats are based on alcohol sales, the numbers would imply that NH consumes more than they do in reality.

This explains why NH's stats are similar to its neighbors on the binge drinking map. Note how Massachusetts wins here.

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Old 11-20-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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This is be misleading.

New Hampshire has very inexpensive state-run liquor stores. Whenever I'm within an hour's drive away, I run across the border to stock up on $24, 750 ml bottles of Bullet bourbon

This is common practice for many people in Boston area too. So, if these consumption stats are based on alcohol sales, the numbers would imply that NH consume more than they do in reality.

This explains why NH's stats are similar to its neighbors on the binge drinking map. Note how Massachusetts wins here.
Yeah, NH has a reputation for being a liquor shopping destination for New Englanders. When you cross the border from MA into NH on I-93, for example, the large "Welcome Center" State Rest Area has an even larger state liquor store attached!

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1103...8i1664!6m1!1e1
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