I’m not saying I want this number to be higher. But second place always stings a little, right?
A new global survey of 124,000 people found the average American gets drunk FIFTY TIMES A YEAR. And the only country that overindulges more than that is the U.K. at 51 times a year. That’s basically once a week.
The worldwide average is 33 days. So Americans get drunk about 50% more than that.
Here are the ten countries that get drunk the most: The U.K., 51 days a year . . . the U.S., 50 days . . . Canada, 48 . . . Australia, 47 . . . Denmark, 42 . . . India, 41 . . . Ireland, 41 . . . Mexico, 38 . . . the Czech Republic, 37 . . . and Finland, 35.
Here are three more quick stats from the study . . .
1. 98% of adults who were polled have tried alcohol at least once in their life, including 86% in the last year.
2. 17% of the times we get drunk, we end up regretting it. Which seems low. (Don’t you pretty much regret it EVERY time?) Women are more likely to regret it than men . . . 21% of the time, compared to 15% for guys.
3. 40% of drinkers in the U.S. would like to drink less in the next 12 months than they did in the past year.
(CNN / Global Drug Survey)