Alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic

IARD commissioned YouGov to look at changes in drinking habits amongst adults during COVID-19. Surveys were conducted in May and November 2020 and all figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.

Please click on the links below to access the data from each wave.  

Wave 1 - May 2020
Total sample size was 11678 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 13th - 21st May 2020.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all country adults (aged 18+).


Wave 2 - November 2020
Total sample size was 16657 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 30th October - 11th November 2020.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all Country adults (aged 18+).