How much does the average American drink per week?

Two thirds of Americans consume alcohol at least occasionally, according to a recent study.

The average American has four drinks per week.

The most popular drink is beer, with 39 % of drinkers stating that is their preferred drink.  Wine came in second at 35 %, and 22 % said they mostly consume hard liquor.

Male drinkers had 6.2 drinks a week on average and women had 2.2 drinks per week.

In the study, 12 % said they had eight or more drinks per week, and 22 % of drinkers said they sometimes drink too much, which is up from 17 % the prior year.

The average American spends about $40 a week on alcohol, or about $2000 a year.

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