Most Caffeinated American Cities

By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2009 5:13 AM CST
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(Newser) – Tampa residents are the nation’s most caffeinated—and in the deepest denial about their addiction, reports Reuters. Though tops in ingesting caffeine-based pain relievers, "respondents in Tampa rank number one in saying they're least likely to be addicted to caffeine," said a rep for the company that commissioned the poll. The most enthusiastic coffee drinkers, living up to the stereotype, are Seattle residents.

The most caffeinated cities in the survey of 20 municipalities:

  1. Tampa
  2. Seattle
  3. Chicago
  4. New York
  5. Los Angeles
And the least caffeinated:
  1. Riverside/San Bernardino, Calif.
  2. Atlanta
  3. San Diego
  4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  5. Dallas

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