We Love Our Beer; Soda, Not So Much
24/7 Wall St. recently published a report that ranks by state, that consume the most beer, and strangely enough, the firm also published a report on the states that consume the most soda. The results are interesting.
According to 24/7 Wall St., North Dakota does not rank in the top 23 states for consumption of soda. After all, soda is linked to obesity and in some cases diabetes.
Speaking of cases, North Dakota did rank pretty high in the consumption of beer. The top states for the consumption of beer seem to be centered in the upper Midwest. Here are the findings on the states that consume the most beer-
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Over all, beer drinking has declined across the country, down by 4% since 2011, but still generates $252.6 billion annually.
In North Dakota, we drink about 40.0 gallons of beer per capita annually, and is the state with the highest amount of binge drinking among adults at 25% and we have the highest death rates in the country among adults where alcohol is a contributing factor in car accidents at 47.3%.
More on the methodology and additional statistics can be found here.