Connecticut’s drinking habits uncorked in new poll

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Connecticut likes to think of itself “The Land of Steady Habits.”

But as a recent poll detailing the nation’s drinking and hangover habits finds, the state isn’t quite living up to its wholesome reputation.

People in Connecticut were more likely than residents of any other state to have gone to a bar last month, according to the poll, which also found that Sam Adams and margaritas are among the Nutmeg State’s drinks of choice.

Connecticut was also ranked the 33rd booziest state or district in the nation based on several criteria, including number of drinks consumed per week and complaints about hangovers.

Maine easily drank Connecticut under the table, topping the national rankings with Wyoming and Alaska coming in second and third, respectively.

The results of the national study can be found in Intoxication Nation, an interactive digital experience that highlights overall trends in drinking and hangovers from regional distinctions to gender and age differences, and more.

The poll was conducted by Blowfish, a “hangover cure” that promises relief after a night of heavy drinking, and AMP, a third-party research firm. The survey included 5,249 drinkers over the age of 21 from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.


Scott Gargan