Wisconsin - one of the hardest-drinking states in the country

Study: People Who Live Close To Bars Drink More Heavily

A new study finds that people who live close to a bar tend to drink more. A group of Finnish researchers collected data from nearly 55,000 participants from 2000 to 2009. The study found that heavy and extreme drinking occurred when people lived about a half-mile away from the bar.

Some See Big Problem in Wisconsin Drinking

In Wisconsin, people often say, there is always a bar around the next corner. But drinking is scarcely limited to taverns. A Friday fish fry at a Wisconsin church will almost surely include beer. The state counts some 5,000 holders of liquor licenses, the most per capita of any state, said Peter Madland, the executive director of the Tavern League of Wisconsin.
Journal Sentinel special reporting "Wasted in Wisconsin"

But actually reshaping the culture of one of the hardest-drinking states in the country is another matter.
  • I love Wisconsin (the place of my Wife's birth (Mattoon).
  • And I am not an abolitionist
  • But perhaps they have too many bars!

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps there are too many bars, or perhaps people who like to drink a lot (and who don't like getting DUI convictions) move near their favorite bar. I'm leaning towards the latter, as Finland is a country where DUI is almost a capital offense!


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