How frequently do you drink a soft drink?

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According to a poll by Gallup, 48 percent of adults in the U.S. say they drink at least one soda a day. Among those drinkers, the average amount of soda consumed each day is 2.6 glasses. Young adults drink the most soda while older adults tend to drink slightly less.

How frequently do you drink a soft drink? Every day? A few times a week? Seldom? Never? Please tell us by voting in the poll below. Thanks!

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Steve
16 days ago

A great follow on survey would be how many cups of coffee and / or glasses of wine or adult beverages do you have a week?

E Step
17 days ago

I may make a 12 pack per year

Don N
18 days ago

I Drink a Caffeine Diet Pepsi a day mid-morning break time when doing things around our home. still alive at 80 years.

Jeff Craig
18 days ago

Two to three cups of coffee a day (good 8 o’Clock Dark Italian Roast) and 2 liters of water each day, so who needs a coke?

That said, I’ll drink good A&W Root Beer anytime I go up to Canada (no HFCS, just real sugar) and it tastes delicious!

Last edited 18 days ago by Jeff Craig
Michael W Whiteside
18 days ago

I drink just one soft drink each day. I don’t drink coffee. This in my one caffeine for the day.

KellyR
18 days ago

Pop was only allowed on special occasions when I was a kid. Five cents was hard to come by. I quit Pepsi 40 some years ago when I quit drinking – drinking scotch n Pepsi.

Skip
18 days ago

A couple of the small bottles diet Pepsi maybe 3 times a month, several cups of coffee hot and iced and flavored water daily.

Tom
18 days ago

2 cups of Tea in the morning, then water rest of the day till 9 PM. No soda for me.

Roy Davis
18 days ago

I actually drink more wine than soft drinks, but that is only about 1 glass a week. I drink a couple cups of coffee a day but will drink 3-4 20oz glasses of water every day. I am 67 and can’t tell you the last time I was sick. It’s been a year at the least.

Patricia
18 days ago

Every few months I will have a diet Vernors. My Dad was from Michigan & that was his drink. But mostly unsweetened tea or water.

Gary
18 days ago

There are 10 teaspoons of sugar in a 12oz soda. Yuck.

Grant Graves
18 days ago

I used to drink 1 a day before I retired last year. Now, I almost never have one. I mostly drink water. It is just more convenient and soda seems too sweet now. I’m 70.

Diane Mc
18 days ago

Never acquired a taste for soft drinks. We didn’t have them growing up. Way too sweet for me. So it is just water. My husband drinks water and unsweetened iced tea. When we are traveling he will occasionally buy a Coke, preferably Mexican Coke, for a bit of caffeine in the afternoon while driving. If he has a Mexican coke I’ll take a sip….it is very good, but I can only handle the one sip. Just remembered, I do keep small cans of ginger ale in refrig home/MH. Use to settle an upset stomach. We both can’t live without coffee in the morning, 1 cup at home or stationary in MH. 2 most of the time in MH, when traveling.

Sink Jaxon
18 days ago
Reply to  Diane Mc

What do you mean, you didn’t have them growing UP?? Sodas were popular in the 1800’s!

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18 days ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Hi, Sink. She probably means like when I was growing up – we weren’t “allowed” pop or soda, except occasionally A&W root beer, which I think my dad was addicted to. 😆 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Sink Jaxon
18 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

ha! guess so! and Hi Diane! Really? My mom didn’t care. But with me it was RC’s. Back in the 60’s. we’d turn in empty bottles to buy full ones haha! Happy Friday!

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
18 days ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Thanks, Sink! Partly it was that my folks didn’t want us to have all of that sugar, and partly because money was too tight for treats like that. Since I didn’t grow up drinking pop, I still don’t. Friday is almost over – been busy getting tomorrow’s newsletter finished up. And it’s going to be a very busy weekend work-wise – there will be lots of comments to moderate (even more than usual – you’ll see why tomorrow) in addition to regular work. “Weekend? What’s that?” Love what I do! Explained it to my CPA neighbor one time. He said, “So, you’re getting paid for your hobby?” Exactly! Have a good night and weekend, Sink. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Danny Wells
18 days ago

During the shutdown I’ve been drinking a small Sprite 4 -5 times a week, which is a lot more than Before COVID (BC) Black Coffee is my addiction, 8-10 cups a day. Back when I worked my desk was right next to the Coffee Center.
In those days I couldn’t actually count cups, since my cup was never empty.

Ron T.
18 days ago

I’m not a coffee drinker and my soda consumption has dwindled over the years, but a min-stroke in Feb. required the removal of caffeine from my beverages. Now it’s caffeine-free Diet Coke once a week and caffeine free tea joining the water I drink most of the time. There’s caffeine in my dark chocolate too, but you have to draw the line somewhere!

Neal Davis
18 days ago

While working outside during the spring, summer, and fall, I was drinking 3 or 4 large Mountain Dews without any particular realization. After noticing how quickly six-packs were disappearing, I reduced my intake to 2 daily with a large volume of additional water. Currently, I am focused on substituting lower-calorie soft drinks and smaller sized containers (i.e., 12-ounce cans instead of 18-ounce bottles). My age is 63.75 years.

CHipper146
18 days ago

Never soda. I like and drink Lipton Ice Tea a few glasses a day. I’m hooked on the stuff.

kat
18 days ago

when i was working, i would open a soda on the first day of the week (16 or 20 ounces) and have just a sip when i needed the caffeine. now it takes me a month to finish one or two. water is my beverage of choice.

William Braxton
18 days ago

Water is the key to life. Soft drinks are filled with sugar and even so called diet drinks present health concerns. If I drink one a month that is an exception.

Bob P
18 days ago

I answered never but before my late wife died she drank them constantly and I would occasionally have one, when traveling that was the drink consumed all the way. For the last 4.5 years it’s been water, my new bride got me started on ice water which we drink all day long from our contico mugs. I know my body is thanking me especially my kidneys and bladder.