Australia is the drunkest country in the world, according to survey

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The 2020 Global Drug Survey found Australians were more likely to get drunk over the course of the year than their counterparts from 21 other nations. AFP via Getty Images

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It’s official: Australians are the heaviest drinkers on the planet.

Organizers from the Global Drug Survey asked more than 32,000 people from 22 different countries to monitor their alcohol consumption in 2020 in order to obtain a snapshot of global drinking habits.

Participants from Australia got drunk an average of 27 times over the course of the year — almost double the global average, which was 15.

On average, Aussies drank two nights per week but only became heavily intoxicated about once every two weeks.

Interestingly, Australian women consumed alcohol more frequently than men, shattering stereotypes that Aussie males are the hardest drinkers.

And while those Down Under have always been known for their love of beer and wine, it’s possible that they were the drunkest country in 2020 because they largely managed to avoid COVID-19 lockdowns.

alcohol, australia, drunk, survey says

Australians are known to love an alcoholic beverage. A person is seen holding up a glass of Champagne in front of the Sydney Opera House.

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Bars and clubs operated as usual, and the country was only plunged into strict shutdowns partway through 2021 when the Delta variant began to spread.

“This may have something to do with Australia being the highest-ranked country for frequency of getting drunk,” Global Drug Survey researcher Dr. Monica Barratt told Australian media organization The Latch.

The Global Drug Survey found Denmark and Finland were tied as the second-drunkest countries, with participants getting intoxicated an average of 24 times a year. 

The United States came in third place, with those surveyed getting blotto an average of 23 times in 2020, followed by the United Kingdom (22.5 times per year) and Canada (22).

alcohol, australia, drunk, survey says

Aussie women who were surveyed drank more frequently than their male counterparts.

Interestingly, Australia’s closest neighbor, New Zealand, reported one of the lowest drinking rates in the survey.

In 2020, Kiwi participants got drunk an average of 10 times. Meanwhile, Mexicans were the least likely to become heavily intoxicated, with participants getting drunk o times on average over the course of the year.

The Global Drug Survey also uncovered that many Aussies regret their nights of heavy drinking.

Those living Down Under regretted getting drunk on 24% of occasions — compared to the 21% global average.

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