Here’s a look at American drinking habits and some interesting facts about the consumption rates. For instance, I didn’t know the US had one of the highest abstinence rates in the world, and at the same time have the second highest rate of pure alcohol consumption per capita. Drinking is also related to income. People who make less than $25,000 a year consume the most alcohol and indulge in binge drinking most often when compared to the rest of the population. Correlation?