Beer Drinkers And Wine Drinkers Even In America, Gallup Poll Finds

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A poll has found that the number of Americans who prefer wine and beer are nearly equal in number.

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A new poll shows that the number of people who choose wine as their drink of choice is nearly the same for the first time in decades.

Democrats versus Republicans, cat-lovers versus dog-lovers, Justin Beiber fans versus One Direction fans. These are the many things that divide us, and now, it seems there is another even divide between Americans: beer drinkers versus wine drinkers.

A new poll shows that the number of people who choose wine as their drink of choice is nearly the same for the first time in decades, according to Gallup. According to the poll, 36 percent of people prefer beer, and 35 percent prefer a glass of vino. Additionally, 23 percent of people say that their drink of choice is good old-fashioned liquor.

But, this doesn't mean that all Americans partake in these beverages; the poll also found that 60 percent of people say they drink at least occasionally.

The polls also found correlations between age, ethnicity and alcohol consumption and preferred alcohol. For example, 43 percent of young people say they prefer drinking beer, a number which has held steady for recent years. Still, the new numbers show that the number of respondents who prefer beer has been continually sliding since 1992, Gallup says. 

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