Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Study: Boston Is the Drunkest City in America

The Daily Beast has just come out with their list of America's drunkest cities, and guess which city sits at the very top of the list?

According to The Daily Beast's second annual poll, Boston came in at number 1 out of 25 cities mentioned, with 15.5 drinks consumed each month by the average Bostonian, 7.4 percent of all folks in the city being classified as heavy drinkers, and 20.1 percent being seen as binge drinkers. The data for the survey comes from the market-research firm Experian Simmons, which looked at drinking habits of people in more than 200 cities across the United States, as well as information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Other New England cities on the Daily Beast list include Springfield, MA, which came in at number 2, Burlington, VT (number 11), and Providence, RI (number 21).

For a complete list of cities on the list, please go to The Daily Beast link below:

America's Drunkest Cities of 2011, From Las Vegas to Boston

Thanks to The Boston Globe and Grub Street Boston for bringing this to our attention.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Hugh said...

Well, Boston is a huge college town, so I'm not too surprised about that. Springfield has a lot of schools just north of it in Amherst, so maybe that's why it got the nod there...

11:50 AM  
Blogger Harmy G said...

Hugh, trust me. Besides the Big E, students in the Amherst area do NOT go to Springfield to drink, let alone for anything else.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Jaclyn said...

i agree w/High not only does Boston have a lot of colleges, it has more colleges than any city in the country. There was a time when they started a petition and were able to change the drinking age from 21 to 18 because os so many young people. I'm not sure what year.

6:38 PM  

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