A new Gallup Poll says beer continues to fall out of favor with Americans who drink alcohol, especially those ages 18 to 29. The annual poll shows that beer had a 20 percent advantage over wine in 1992 as the preferred alcoholic beverage in the U.S., but that has shrunk to 1 percent now.
In the poll, U.S. drinkers -- 60 percent of Americans say they drink alcohol occasionally -- were asked whether they most often drink beer, wine or liquor. Thirty-six percent cited beer as their drink of choice, while 35 percent said wine and 23 percent said liquor.
But there's been a major shift since 1992 for those ages 18 to 29, Gallup says. Seventy-one percent in that age group favored beer in 1992, but only 41 percent do now. Those young adults have moved to wine (14 percent to 24 percent) and liquor (13 percent to 28 percent).
To read more on the poll, including a breakdown by race and gender, click here.