Study says America's drunkest state is ... Wisconsin

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - When it comes to throwing a cold one back, no one does it quite like Wisconsin -- or at least, that's what a new study says.

The study, which was posted on the site, analyzed state-by-state alcohol consumption from 2011 to 2013 (including factors such as men's habits, women's habits, binge drinking, race and age). Based on their findings, Wisconsin tops the list of drinkers in America, with more than 65 percent of its residents saying they've consumed alcohol recently.

The rest of the top five has Washington, D.C. as a close No. 2, followed by Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Utah is listed as the "least drunk state" -- the study says less than 30 percent of its residents drink.

Wisconsin was also the leader for "heavy drinkers," defined by men who have more than two drinks a day and women that have more than one drink a day.

The study states 8.7 percent of Wisconsin residents are considered heavy drinkers.

And when it comes to binge drinking, again Wisconsin but also the Midwest as a whole, is considered to be what the study has dubbed "the binge drinking belt." Four of the top five states ranked highest for binge drinkers are from the Midwest -- Wisconsin (No. 1), North Dakota (No. 3), Iowa (No. 4) and Illinois (No. 5).

Washington, D.C. was second for binge drinkers.

For more information and to read the entire study, click here.


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