The Daily Beast has posted a revealing list of the 25 drunkest cities in the U.S., after filling up the mother of all spreadsheets with market research data.
Among the stats that were analyzed, the site examined how many monthly drinks are consumed per person, the percentage of binge drinkers in the population, and well, you get the idea. The point is: Boston, I’m proud of you, you lovable drunk swines! *raises glass, swaying*
Here’s how the site explained its methods:
“The Daily Beast first analyzed data from Experian Simmons, a leading market-research firm, which provided data on the average number of alcoholic drinks per month the residents of more than 200 cities across the country reported to have consumed in a survey from earlier this year. As well, we considered the percent of the population that are either binge drinkers or heavy drinkers for each metro area, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control. The average number of drinks was given twice the weight of the heavy- and binge-drinking population for the final rank.”
Boston took top spot with 7.4% of the population classed as ‘heavy drinkers’ and a 20.1% (!) termed binge drinkers. It was followed closely by Springfield, Mass., which took silver position thanks to a lofty average number of monthly drinks consumed per person – 14.6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin came in third.
There’s a further 22 spots to fill, so head here to read the rest. And if your city doesn’t register, bottoms up for next year!
[Via The Daily Beast]