Underage Drinkers Binge-Drink Bud Light More Than Any Other Alcohol Brand

In this Monday, April 7, 2014 photo, aluminum bottles of Bud Light beer are on display at Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Aluminum bottles of Bud Light beer on display at Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
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Bud Light is the most popular brand for underage binge-drinking, accounting for more than 13 percent of consumption, according to a study by researchers at Boston University and Johns Hopkins. The total is nearly double that of Jack Daniel’s bourbons, which was the second most popular at 7 percent.

Although Bud Light was reported as the most popular brand, spirits were much more popular for underage binge-drinking, making up nearly 44 percent of consumption while beer made up less than 33 percent. Vodka was the most popular spirit consumed, with Smirnoff being the most popular brand.

Binge-drinking accounts for around two-thirds of all under-age alcohol consumption, according to the study, with the top-25 brands in terms of overall consumption accounting for more than 46 percent of all binge-drinking. The survey included 898 brands.

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You can read the full report here by paying $46 for 24-hour access to the document, which is approximately the cost of two 30-racks plus a six-pack of Bud Light.

(@lilsarg is pretty sure, but not positive, that it’s a 30-pack, not a 30-rack. We will update as more information becomes available.)