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Poll: Dallas/Fort Worth Tilts Toward Teetotaling

A man raises a mug of beer. (credit: Getty Images/Sebastian Widmann/AFP)

NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - A new Harris Interactive Poll released last week shows the metroplex is home to the most people in the country who don't drink alcohol -- ever.

Nearly one in three North Texans never pick up beer, wine or liquor.

Houston is second on the list of non-imbibers at 28 percent.

But the poll finds that beer is the beverage of choice for boozers in the area. DFW has the second highest number of brew drinkers in the country, with the whiskey family coming in second - the only market where a top two spot is held by anything other than beer or wine.

Philly hops into first place for having more consumers (70 percent) who drink beer, according to the poll.

Dallas also has the least number of people in the country who swig wine.

And when it comes to breaking out the bubbly, consumers in the D.C. (26 percent) and New York City (25 percent) are more likely than those in any other market to ever drink champagne or sparkling wine.


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