- Alaskans drank 57% less in 2021 compared to 2020.
- They drank 603 drinks in 2021.
- Infographic showing the % difference between drinking in 2020 & 2021 by state.
With a new outlook on the upcoming year, many drinkers tend to start off by declaring sobriety as a toast to Dry January. Following a year filled with financial stress, social anxiety and a range of other pandemic-related factors, many were looking forward to more freedoms in 2021, and hoping for a return to some sense of normality. With more restrictions being lifted and people spending less time alone at home in 2021, were they walking to the fridge for a beer or wine top-up far less often than before? A previous study found that American drinkers each consumed 859 standard sized alcoholic drinks throughout 2020, equating to around 17 drinks per week. Did these figures fluctuate in 2021 when compared to those that emerged previously in 2020?