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As the recession drags on, one side effect of the economic doldrums has been a surge in drinking among adults in the U.S., with two out of every three Americans consuming alcoholic beverages.

The latest poll from The Gallup Organization reveals that the U.S. drinking rate has risen to its highest level in 25 years. Roughly 67 percent of adults in the U.S. said they drink alcohol, and the higher the income of the respondents, the more likely they were to drink. The rate is up slightly from 64 percent last year and the highest since 1985.

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