• Young men were more likely than other groups to say they drink more than they should, and women were less likely than men to express the same view. Other studies have shown that binge drinking is far more common among adults between the ages of 18 to 34, with serious problems arising during those first years of college.

• Raise a glass: The vast majority of Americans—62 percent—drink, with beer remaining America’s top beverage. Forty percent of all Americans say they prefer a nice cold one to other alcoholic beverages. That’s not a surprise to anyone who witnessed the exponential increase in breweries across the U.S. since the 1980s.