Wisconsin named 2nd drunkest state in the U.S

24.5 percent admit to heavy or binge drinking
Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 18:04:42-05

Wisconsin was named the second-drunkest state in the country, according to 24/7 Wall St. 

The site published a list of the drunkest states in America, and with Wisconsinites' love for breweries and bars, it's probably no surprise that the state nearly topped the list. 

Following North Dakota, Wisconsin has the second highest share of heavy and binge drinkers. 24.5 percent of adults in Wisconsin admit to excessive drinking, the study says, which is 6.5 percent higher than the national average. 

Despite the high number, the state is still fairly healthy. 

"For every 100,000 residents, about 300 will die before the age of 75, less deaths than in most other states," according to the study. 

Green Bay topped the state for the drunkest metro area. Alaska (third), Montana (fourth), and Illinois rounded out the top 5. You can read more about the study's methodology here.