U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 30
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JUNE 30: QUENCHING SUMMER THIRST
Profile America — Saturday, June 30th. In the past, hot summer days meant that some enterprising youngsters in the neighborhood would set up a lemonade stand at five cents a glass or the family would share a pitcher of iced tea on the front porch to cool off. While the summer heat does call for more to drink, Americans have a powerful thirst all year long. Today, the drink of choice is a soft drink, usually carbonated. As a result, we each drink about 49 gallons of soft drinks annually. And the increasing popularity of bottled water has lead to an even greater increase. In 1980, we each drank about 2 1/2 gallons of bottled water. Now that figure is over 29 gallons a year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 210
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
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