Paint me Skeptical

Reading over a fluff piece on CNN about preferences of beer vs. wine drinkers for political candidates, I came across this:

Overall, 28 percent of all Americans say they prefer beer to wine and 31 percent say they would rather have a glass of wine than a bottle of brew. (The rest claim that they never drink under any circumstances.) — CNN

41% teetotal???? Having spent time in the grocery store at least once a week for-freaking-ever, I have to say the beer and wine jiggling down the conveyors doesn’t lend itself to that conclusion, and I live in the south. So, tell me, do you think that 41% figure holds water in your neck of the woods?

Picture via Danny Hellman Illustration Blog
Famous Drunks, starting in the lower left corner, progressing from left to right, bottom to top: Charles Bukowski, Tallulah Bankhead, Oliver Reed, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jackie Gleason, Brendan Behan, The Pogues’ Shane McGowan, Ozzy Osborne, Winston Churchill, Kingsley Amis, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard, Red Sox pitcher David Wells, Modern Drunkard publisher Frank Kelly Rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner.

2 Responses to “Paint me Skeptical”

  1. steve Says:

    Southern drunks and their Pabst Blue Ribbon or Mickey’s…

    In California, it’s all wine… Nobody outside of California likes our California wines so… more for us…

  2. Paul Watson Says:


    In our office, it’s, well, it’s me. That puts the figure below 4.1%, never mind 41%. Methinks some people are being a little less than honest. Either that or they only drink whisky.

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