Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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30. Kansas
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 25.6 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -6.2% — 23rd largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.18 per gallon — 18th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 18.7% — 24th lowest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 21.9% — 5th lowest

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29. Arizona
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 25.7 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -6.2% — 24th largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.16 per gallon — 15th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 16.7% — 12th lowest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 25.4% — 10th lowest

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28. Pennsylvania
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 26.0 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -3.3% — 12th smallest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon — 5th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 19.2% — 24th highest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 26.8% — 14th lowest

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27. Ohio
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 26.4 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -8.0% — 13th largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.18 per gallon — 17th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 20.2% — 14th highest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 32.7% — 14th highest

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26. Illinois
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 26.5 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -6.7% — 19th largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.23 per gallon — 23rd lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 21.4% — 6th highest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 31.9% — 17th highest

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