Two-thirds of Americans are Regular Coffee Drinkers

Most believe that people may be excused for being tired or grouchy if they have not had their morning coffee

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC — A recent Ipsos poll about common coffee habits shows that almost a third of Americans drink coffee everyday (32%) and a fifth drink coffee multiple times a day (22%). Two-thirds of Americans may be considered ‘regular coffee drinkers’ (66%), which the survey defines as those who drink coffee multiple times a week or more. When asked how often they use “I haven’t had my morning coffee yet” as an excuse for [blank], regular coffee drinkers are most likely to answer ‘being tired’ (25%), ‘being grouchy’ (20%), or ‘not being attentive’ (15%). More than half of Americans agree that some people can be excused for being tired (56%) if they have not had their morning coffee, and about half say the same about being grouchy (49%). Only a small portion believe that it is an appropriate excuse for making mistakes (28%), not remembering things (27%), or being late (18%).

Q1. How often do you drink coffee?

 

Total

(N = 1,003)

Multiple times a day

22%

Everyday

32

Multiple times a week

12

Once a week

3

2-3 times a month

4

Once a month

2

Less often

5

Never

19

 

Q2. (Base: Respondents who drink coffee Multiple times a day/Everyday/Multiple times a week) How often do you use "I haven't had my morning coffee yet" as an excuse for:

Total always/often

 

Total (N = 661)

Being tired

25%

Being grouchy

20%

Not being attentive

15%

Not remembering things

14%

Making mistakes

11%

Being late

9%

 

a. Making mistakes

 

Total

Always

4%

Often

7

Sometimes

16

Rarely

24

Never

49

 

b. Not being attentive

 

Total

Always

4%

Often

11

Sometimes

22

Rarely

22

Never

42

 

c. Not remembering things

 

Total

Always

5%

Often

9

Sometimes

15

Rarely

22

Never

49

 

d. Being late

 

Total

Always

4%

Often

5

Sometimes

10

Rarely

19

Never

61

 

e. Being grouchy

 

Total

Always

7%

Often

13

Sometimes

22

Rarely

19

Never

39

 

f. Being tired

 

Total

Always

10%

Often

15

Sometimes

27

Rarely

15

Never

33

 

Q3. How much do you agree or disagree that, until they have had their morning coffee, some people can be excused for:

Total agree

 

Total

Being tired

56%

Being grouchy

49%

Not being attentive

42%

Making mistakes

28%

Not remembering things

27%

Being late

18%

 

a. Making mistakes

 

Total

   Strongly agree

6%

   Somewhat agree

22

   Somewhat disagree

29

   Strongly disagree

34

Not sure

8

Agree (Net)

28%

Disagree (Net)

63

 

b. Not being attentive

 

Total

   Strongly agree

9%

   Somewhat agree

33

   Somewhat disagree

23

   Strongly disagree

28

Not sure

7

Agree (Net)

42%

Disagree (Net)

51

 

c. Not remembering things

 

Total

   Strongly agree

6%

   Somewhat agree

21

   Somewhat disagree

27

   Strongly disagree

37

Not sure

9

Agree (Net)

27%

Disagree (Net)

64

 

d. Being late

 

Total

   Strongly agree

5%

   Somewhat agree

13

   Somewhat disagree

22

   Strongly disagree

53

Not sure

7

Agree (Net)

18%

Disagree (Net)

76

 

e. Being grouchy

 

Total

   Strongly agree

16%

   Somewhat agree

33

   Somewhat disagree

18

   Strongly disagree

28

Not sure

5

Agree (Net)

49%

Disagree (Net)

46

 

f. Being tired

 

Total

   Strongly agree

19%

   Somewhat agree

37

   Somewhat disagree

17

   Strongly disagree

21

Not sure

6

Agree (Net)

56%

Disagree (Net)

38

About the Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted August 28-29, 2018. For the survey, a sample of 1,003 adults 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English.

The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,003, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.0 percentage points).

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For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson,
Vice President, US, Public Affairs
+1 202 420-2025
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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