Alcohol Consumption per Capita



The 136 million Americans who drink consume enough alcohol to keep their bac above zero for up to 6 hours or 40% of their waking day, each and every day of the year.


Pilots with a bac = .04% have a 30% lower accident rate than pilots with a bac = .02%.


Women pilots are 4 times more likely to have an accident than men pilots.


Drivers with a bac = .04% have a 31% lower accident rate than drivers with a bac = 0.


Women drivers are 56% more likely per mile driven to have an accident than men drivers.


A survey at Stanford University showed that 60% of all drivers who were surveyed at random had a bac > 0 at any one time.


35% of college students rode in the last 30 days with someone who had been drinking alcohol.


A German study reports that between 5.5% to 10.7% of German drivers have a bac > 0 at any one time


"Pfafferott (1993) surveyed the self-reported drinking-driving attitudes and behaviours and found that over 60% of former East Germans reported to never drive under the influence of alcohol, compared to under 30% of the West Germans".


The current rate of alcohol consumption saves 80,000 lives per year from heart disease.


How MADD and the NHTSA defrauded the American public of $20 billion/year with their dui campaign.

Races and the Sexes Metabolize Alcohol Differently

It's impossible to apply a "one size fits all" to alcohol consumption, because first of all men and women metabolize alcohol differently.  A smaller amount of alcohol will affect a woman with a body weight equivalent to a man more directly than it affects a man.  In addition, the body weight of women which has a huge impact on how alcohol affects the brain is much smaller than for men.  And finally many races are actually allergic to alcohol in a way that other races aren't affected at all.


Jews have 112 hereditary genetic diseases nobody else has

Annual per capita alcohol consumption in Israel is 2 liters or .53 gallons

Alcohol consumption in Israel has been shown to be very low in numerous studies conducted since the 1970's. However, evidence now suggests that Israel may now be undergoing a period of change in terms of alcohol consumption, with younger adults and recent Russian immigrants drinking more. Elevated prevalence of ADH1B*2, an allele of a gene involved in the metabolism of alcohol in the liver, is elevated among Jewish groups in general, including Jewish Israelis. (Under an earlier nomenclature, the ADH1B*2 allele was known as ADH2*2.) Thus, Israel presents a unique conjunction of environmental and genetic influences on alcohol consumption and dependence symptoms.

       Findings from this research include:

o    Ashkenazic Jews in Israel are more likely than Sephardic Jews to report recent drinking (which was relatively common) and getting drunk (which was rare).

o    Immigrants from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Israel since 1989 are more likely to report recent drinking and getting drunk than other Israelis.

o    ADH1B*2 is protective against heavy drinking in Israeli Jews.

o    ADH1B*2 is protective against alcohol dependence symptoms in Israeli Jews.

o    ADH1B*2, an allele of a gene affecting the metabolism of alcohol in the liver, has an elevated prevalence in Israeli Jews compared to non-Jewish groups with a Nothern-European background, and is higher among Sephardics than Ashkenazis in Israel.

o    Younger Israelis are more likely than older Israelis to drink heavily and to experience DSM-IV alcohol dependence symptoms.

Topics of current investigation in this area include the interaction of gene and environmental effects in the occurrence of heavy drinking and alcohol dependence symptoms. A population-based study of these issues was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in 2003.

Alcohol Consumption vs. IQ, Selected Countries

When the country with the highest IQ, Korea at 108, is also the country with the highest per capita consumption of alcohol, and when the 86 nations of Africa with the lowest IQ are also the countries with the lowest per capita consumption of alcohol, the relationship between IQ and alcohol consumption cannot be denied, no matter what the cause.  While the following chart doesn’t contain all the data for all the countries, it represents almost half the world population in countries which this author is familiar with.  Almost 1 billion blacks of Africa with an average IQ of 75 are those who consume the least alcohol per capita, 6 ounces per year, whereas Bangladesh and India with an IQ of 81 consume about 5 times that, or 30 ounces per capita per year.  Moving up the scale, Thailand with an IQ 10 points higher than India, 91, consumes 10 times as much alcohol per capita as Africa, or 64 ounces.  Hungary and Australia have an IQ 7-8 points higher than Thailand and consume 16 times as much as Africa, or 100 ounces.  Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have an IQ 2-4 points higher and consume 20 times as much alcohol as Africa, or about 120 ounces.  And finally Korea, with an IQ another 6-7 points higher consumes 25 times as much alcohol as Africa.

Is Israeli IQ 78 rather than 94?

The one country that doesn’t fit on the curve is Israel, whose 16.8 ounces of alcohol is not consistent with an IQ of 94 as Professor Lynn estimates.  Israel fits on the curve perfectly if it really has an IQ of 78 rather than 94.  This also does a great deal to explain Israel’s extremely low PISA and TIMSS scores, even in reading, which for a race which claims to have *invented* Hebrew is a shocking revelation.



Lynn IQ

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Guinea 59 0.2


Is the IQ of Israel 78 Rather than 94?




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200 million Americans of drinking age drink 10.15 liters per capita of  pure alcohol per year which is 536 million gallons/year.  The 62 million women who drink each consume an average 60% as much as men. 74 million men thus drink an average of 4.82 gallons and 62 million women each drink an average of 2.9 gallons.


per capita consumption of men = A


per capita consumption of women = .6A


62m x .6A + 74m x A = 536m, A = 4.82 gallons, .6A = 2.9 gallons


This is an average of 1.7 ounces per day for men and 1 ounce per day for women, which is enough alcohol to keep the bac (blood alcohol content) of drinkers above .10% every day of the year and above .01% for 3 to 6 hours every day of the year, which means that drivers who drink would have a bac > .01% for 20-40% of their waking day.

Scenario II

If it's true that 10% of the population drinks 50% of the alcohol, then this is still enough to keep the bac of all drinkers above .01% for 3 hours of each day, and to keep the bac of that 10% of the population above ,01% for up to 14 hours, every day.  Thus, 120 million drivers would have a bac > .01% for 20% of their waking day and 20 million drivers, if they started drinking at 5 pm and went to bed at midnight, would have a bac > .01 for 45% of their waking day.

Most alcohol is consumed in restaurants just before someone drives a car.  If drinking is a major cause of accidents, then 77% of all men drivers and 60% of all women drivers will be more likely to have an accident when they have been drinking than when they haven't been.  Even if these drinkers manage to avoid driving most of the time, it's inevitible that at least half of them, or 100 million, will have to drive at least once in a while after they have been drinking.  If it is alcohol that causes accidents, then this is when they will have an accident--not when they have not been drinking. If  alcohol is such a considerable factor in causing accidents, then it's not necessary to prove that drinking drivers are over-represented in accidents relative to how often they drive altogether, because it is precisely when they do drink and drive that they will have an accident.

It's thus surprising that police reports state that only 4% of all accidents are "alcohol involved", and that only 1.25% of those accidents involve a driver with a bac > .10%.  At the least, if people who drink are involved in those accidents when they haven't been drinking, and if they represent more of the drivers in accidents than teetotallers represent, then it's inevitible that their sobriety is a factor in the accident.

Government Studies

The least reliable statistic is one collected by a government agency to justify its existence.  NHTSA takes the police reports and gooses up the figures by up to ten times after it runs it through its "statistical model", enabling the advocacy groups to proclaim that "ALCOHOL CAUSES HALF OF ALL TRAFFIC FATALITIES".  They also know that they need to under-report the actual percentage of drivers who drive with a bac < 0%, because if 40% of all drivers at say 8 pm at night have a bac > 0%, but only 1.25% of all accidents involve those drivers, then the public will realize that alcohol is not a factor in accidents.


Per Encyclopedia Britannica, "77 percent of adult men and 60 percent of adult women are drinkers. Men, however, as is almost the universal custom, drink substantially larger amounts, on average, than women. Among adolescents, about 57 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls are drinkers"

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Drinking in the United States Drinking patterns and attitudes in the United States have been studied more systematically and completely than those of any other country. The results indicate there is no pattern or set of attitudes typical of the nation as a whole; instead, there is a variety of patterns, customs, and attitudes. American drinking patterns are a conglomerate of customs brought over by repeated waves of immigrants from different places and of diverse ethnic stocks, modified over time by intermixture, economic circumstances, political developments, and the emergence of some indigenous ways. Nevertheless, certain generalizations are possible. In the post-Prohibition and post-World War II era, several changes in American drinking practices and attitudes have been observed and confirmed by formal systematic studies. The proportion of abstainers has declined, especially among women. In recent years, approximately 77 percent of adult men and 60 percent of adult women are drinkers. Men, however, as is almost the universal custom, drink substantially larger amounts, on average, than women. Among adolescents, about 57 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls are drinkers; these percentages rise with age, and the age class 21–29 contains the highest proportion of drinkers; drinking appears to be associated with separation from home and with courtship behaviour. As they continue to age, apparently many Americans become abstainers, perhaps settling down to living as they were brought up to do by their parents or as they would like to exemplify for their children. Rural populations, those with fewer years of education, lower income, more frequent religious attendance, and membership in fundamentalist Protestant denominations, contain larger proportions of abstainers. Among drinkers, beer tends to be the preferred beverage of men and, to a lesser extent, of unskilled and blue-collar workers. Spirits are preferred by middle- and upper-class drinkers and by women��especially in the form of mixed drinks, such as cocktails. Repeal of Prohibition was advocated with the promise of no return of the saloon. Its successors, the bar, tavern, and cocktail lounge, are a ubiquitous American institution. A good deal of drinking, however, takes place at home—though not, most commonly, with meals—and at parties, especially as part of the second indigenous American drinking way, the cocktail party, now sometimes a substitute for the vanished frontier drinking style. The popularity of the cocktail party and, more specifically, the cocktail on coming home from work and before the evening meal has been attributed to its function as a separator between the working day and the relaxing evening—a sort of rite of passage, easing the way from one into the other. Whether or not this is the actual reason, the cocktail hour has become increasingly adopted in many countries, like other American customs that are paradoxically sneered at while being assiduously imitated.

Although, in general, styles and customs of drinking are influenced by geographic and ethnic backgrounds, Americans tend to be members of multiple small societies, and, to some extent, they drink differently within each of these societies. People from diverse origins may drink alike when joined in some special association—as fellow collegians, members of a business convention, comrades in one of the armed services, or guests at a special kind of social function. Even then, the expected way and amount of drinking is likely to be at least modified by an individual's background. Even within a situation where drinking—indeed, drunkenness—is institutionalized (that is, on the skid rows), patterned differences are discernible to the systematic observer, giving rise to named classes, such as lushes, bums, winos, and rubby-dubs (habitual drinkers of non-beverage alcohols, such as rubbing alcohol and canned heat), and distinct consequences. The fact that most Americans drink, that drinking rather than abstinence is the norm, does not prevent the paradoxical existence of ambiguous attitudes about the behaviour among the drinkers themselves, many of whom express such views as that which maintains that alcohol, or drinking, is more harmful than beneficent, more wrong than right. These ambivalences account for the massive array of regulations on the sale and distribution of alcohol, most of them intended to interfere with the availability of beverages at certain times, in certain places, or to certain classes of persons.


U.S. total = 2.24 gallons

1.99 or below:

New York
North Carolina
West Virginia




New Jersey
New Mexico
Rhode Island
South Carolina

2.50 or over:

Dist. of Columbia
New Hampshire
North Dakota
South Dakota






 Apparent Total Alcohol Consumption for States and U.S., 1987

 (Volume and ethanol in thousands of gallons)


                Beer               Wine             Spirits           Total

 State    --------------     --------------    ----------------       -----

           Vol.      Eth.      Vol.     Eth.      Vol.      Eth.       Eth.


  AL     78,730     3,543     4,571      590     4,803     1,988      6,121

  AK     14,041       632     1,605      207     1,208       500      1,339

  AZ     98,739     4,443     9,557    1,233     5,546     2,296      7,972

  AR     45,262     2,037     1,548      200     2,420     1,002      3,238

  CA    662,484    29,812   125,764   16,224    49,516    20,500     66,535


  CO     83,022     3,736     8,941    1,153     5,875     2,432      7,322

  CT     67,603     3,042    10,596    1,367     7,183     2,974      7,383

  DE     16,691       751     1,711      221     1,537       636      1,608

  DC     16,926       762     3,987      514     2,971     1,230      2,506

  FL    332,631    14,968    32,128    4,145    24,895    10,306     29,419


  GA    132,740     5,973    10,166    1,311    11,971     4,956     12,241

  HI     29,852     1,343     2,661      343     1,587       657      2,344

  ID     21,972       989     2,219      286     1,061       439      1,714

  IL    288,792    12,996    27,637    3,565    19,489     8,068     24,629

  IN    121,685     5,476     7,624      983     7,150     2,960      9,419


  IA     65,507     2,948     3,699      477     3,171     1,313      4,738

  KS     48,926     2,202     2,481      320     2,671     1,106      3,628

  KY     67,736     3,048     3,155      407     4,297     1,779      5,234

  LA    103,346     4,651     6,348      819     6,218     2,574      8,044

  ME     26,872     1,209     2,783      359     2,113       875      2,443


  MD    105,649     4,754    10,791    1,392     9,534     3,947     10,093

  MA    138,965     6,253    19,189    2,475    13,255     5,488     14,216

  MI    215,038     9,677    18,944    2,444    15,204     6,294     18,415

  MN     98,593     4,437     8,256    1,065     7,689     3,183      8,685

  MS     56,609     2,547     1,455      188     3,217     1,332      4,067


  MO    123,762     5,569     8,682    1,120     7,164     2,966      9,655

  MT     22,017       991     1,624      209     1,178       488      1,688

  NE     39,155     1,762     2,162      279     2,011       832      2,873

  NV     36,850     1,658     5,292      683     4,118     1,705      4,046

  NH     36,631     1,648     3,302      426     4,118     1,705      3,779


  NJ    164,728     7,413    26,171    3,376    15,388     6,371     17,159

  NM     41,494     1,867     3,128      404     1,863       771      3,042

  NY    370,987    16,694    53,585    6,912    31,814    13,171     36,778

  NC    127,989     5,760    11,174    1,441     8,965     3,712     10,913

  ND     15,635       704       817      105     1,110       460      1,269


  OH    258,237    11,621    15,795    2,038    12,292     5,089     18,747

  OK     59,591     2,682     2,975      384     3,539     1,465      4,531

  OR     61,539     2,769     8,925    1,151     3,814     1,579      5,500

  PA    299,912    13,496    15,352    1,980    14,607     6,047     21,524

  RI     25,221     1,135     3,242      418     1,858       769      2,322


  SC     80,644     3,629     5,699      735     5,791     2,397      6,762

  SD     15,215       685       829      107     1,063       440      1,232

  TN    101,866     4,584     4,600      593     5,876     2,432      7,610

  TX    461,986    20,789    28,992    3,740    19,066     7,893     32,423

  UT     21,850       983     1,366      176     1,407       582      1,742


  VT     15,229       685     1,970      254     1,055       437      1,376

  VA    148,506     6,683     9,497    1,225     8,233     3,408     11,316

  WA     99,376     4,472    15,647    2,018     6,978     2,889      9,379

  WV     37,683     1,696     1,525      197     1,508       624      2,517

  WI    157,474     6,816    10,516    1,357     9,066     3,753     11,926

  WY     12,020       541       698       90       780       323        954


 U.S. Total

      5,768,009   259,560   571,381   73,708   389,243   161,147    494,416