More Koreans Drink at Home Alone

  • By Choi Kyu-min

    November 06, 2020 08:54

    Drinking alone at home has become more common in lockdown, while binge drinking is on the wane, a straw poll suggests.

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs polled 300 adults nationwide in April and found that 43.7 percent of respondents had been drinking less alcohol since the coronavirus epidemic began.

    Two-thirds of respondents said they changed their drinking locations, 87.3 percent to their own home. Some 62 percent said they drank more often either with family members or alone.

    Before the epidemic, friends of the same sex were the most popular drinking companions, followed by colleagues.

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