Monday, November 15, 2010

How Much Do New Yorkers Drink?

I refuse to believe this. Click the link below for more details.

There's a new New York City drinking survey out, and chances are, you're a drinker, because more than half of New Yorkers of legal drinking age are (congrats!). We were surprised and vindicated to find, however, that New Yorkers on average (53%) actually drank less than the nationwide average (56%) -- so we're not quite the alcoholic sluts you think we are (commenter, we're talking to you). 

The report categorizes some important "types" of drinking, just in case you haven't ever seen an episode of Oprah: "Any drinking" is drinking anything alcoholic in the last month. "Heavy drinking" is drinking more than two drinks per day if you're a guy and more than one per day if you're a woman. And our old friend "binge drinking" is drinking five or more drinks in a single occasion in the past 30 days, also known as, "being a certain age and living in New York" and/or "going out."