Study shows iPod more popular than Beer with Students

AP is reporting that the iPod is now more poular than beer-drinking among the US student population. The survey notes that 73% of students questioned said that the iPod was an ‘in thing’ compared to only 71% for drinking beer. Among other ‘in-things’ listed in the survey were social networking site,, downloading music, and text messaging.

Best not get too carried away though. The iPod has a long way to go before it matches beer’s staying power. It’s only he second time in the 18 years of the survey that beer has been knocked off the top spot. The other was in 1997 when the Internet won.

Me? I’d vote beer every time — and it’s a while since I was a student.

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