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Teetotalism by Country 2024

Country
Both Genders
Libya99.5%
Afghanistan99.1%
Yemen99%
Mauritania98%
Kuwait97.9%
Syria97.7%
Solomon Islands97.1%
Pakistan96.5%
Iran96%
Sudan95.2%

Teetotalism, or complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages, is a common practice around the world. Here's a look at teetotalism by country in 2023.

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Country
Both Genders
Females
Males
Libya99.5%99.8%99.2%
Afghanistan99.1%99.6%98.6%
Yemen99%99.5%98.5%
Mauritania98%99.1%96.9%
Kuwait97.9%99.1%97%
Syria97.7%99.2%96.2%
Solomon Islands97.1%98.7%95.5%
Pakistan96.5%98.4%94.7%
Iran96%98.7%93.4%
Sudan95.2%97.8%92.7%
Morocco94.6%97.4%91.6%
Egypt94.3%97.3%91.2%
Jordan93.9%97.2%90.7%
Iraq93.8%97.1%90.5%
Algeria93.5%97%90.1%
Saudi Arabia93.4%96.1%91.4%
Comoros93.3%96.9%89.8%
Bangladesh92.5%96.1%88.9%
Tunisia91.3%96.8%85.5%
Lebanon90.1%95.3%84.9%
Turkey89.1%95.1%82.7%
Maldives85.8%93.1%78.3%
Oman85.3%94.2%81.5%
Bahrain84.4%93.4%79.6%
Niger75.2%84.2%66.2%
Senegal74.3%83.4%64.4%
Guinea73.6%83.2%64%
Mali73.2%82.9%63.5%
Chad72.7%82.4%62.8%
Zimbabwe71%82.8%58.4%
United Arab Emirates70.6%87.3%65.4%
Lesotho70.6%82.8%58%
Kiribati70.5%82.4%57.7%
Togo69.9%79.7%59.7%
Ghana69.5%79.6%58.9%
Benin69.5%79.5%59.3%
Djibouti68.9%81.6%56.2%
Gambia68.5%78.4%58.1%
Eritrea68.1%80.8%55.1%
Slovenia67.7%80.6%55%
Papua New Guinea67.6%80.7%54.8%
Vanuatu67.6%80.4%54.6%
Madagascar67%80%53.8%
Nepal66.9%79.1%53.1%
Mozambique66.8%79.4%53.1%
Tonga66.4%79.4%53%
Tuvalu66.4%79.5%53%
Guinea Bissau66.1%76.8%55.1%
Bhutan64.8%79.6%52.5%
Ethiopia64.7%78.1%51.1%
Micronesia64.7%78.5%51.4%
Liberia63.7%74.9%52.4%
Sierra Leone63.5%74.6%52.1%
Malawi63.2%76.9%49.2%
Kenya63.1%76.9%49.2%
Samoa63.1%77.4%49.7%
Cameroon60.9%72.8%48.5%
Fiji60.2%74.7%46.1%
Sao Tome and Principe60%71.8%48%
Zambia58.7%73%44.2%
Burkina Faso58.5%69.3%47.2%
North Korea58%70.8%44.4%
Timor Leste58%72.6%43.7%
Indonesia57.2%71.8%42.6%
Ivory Coast56.7%68.3%45.7%
Eswatini55.8%70.2%40.8%
Cape Verde55.7%67%44.2%
Namibia54.3%68.4%38.9%
Uzbekistan53.9%68.3%38.5%
Tajikistan53.8%68.6%39.1%
Nauru53.7%68.3%38.8%
India53.5%68.8%39.1%
Somalia53.5%68%38.3%
Azerbaijan53.2%67.7%37.9%
Botswana53%67.8%38%
Burundi52.9%67.4%37.8%
Myanmar50.1%64.6%34.7%
Malaysia49.6%64.5%34.4%
Rwanda48.8%62.4%33.2%
Sri Lanka48.3%62.4%32.6%
Uganda47.4%62%32.5%
Tanzania47.1%61.6%32.2%
Kyrgyzstan46%60.4%30.8%
Mauritius45.9%60.6%30.7%
Cambodia45.6%59.6%30.3%
Armenia45.5%58.7%29.1%
DR Congo45.1%59.6%30.4%
Qatar44.9%68.2%37.5%
Central African Republic43.7%58%28.8%
Nigeria43.1%56.3%30.4%
Philippines43.1%57.7%28.6%
China42.1%55.6%29.1%
Turkmenistan41.6%55.6%26.8%
Niue41.3%55.4%26.8%
Jamaica40.8%54.9%26.3%
Haiti40.4%54.2%25.9%
Vietnam38.6%52.4%24.1%
Brunei38.6%34.7%42.2%
Guatemala38.2%51.2%23.9%
Mongolia37.3%50.9%23.1%
Guyana36.3%50%22.6%
Laos35.5%48.7%21.9%
El Salvador35%46.8%20.8%
Honduras34.8%48%21.4%
Thailand34.5%47.6%20.8%
Belize34.4%47.4%21%
Suriname34.1%47.4%20.7%
Angola33.9%46.7%20.6%
Georgia33.9%46.3%19.8%
Bahamas33%45.6%19.5%
Dominican Republic32.8%45.5%19.7%
Nicaragua31.6%43.8%18.7%
Kazakhstan31.5%43.5%18.2%
Dominica30.2%42.5%17.7%
Cuba29.7%42.1%17.3%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines29%41.3%16.9%
Costa Rica27.9%39.6%16%
Antigua and Barbuda27.7%38.5%15.5%
Italy27.4%38.8%15.1%
Bosnia and Herzegovina27.4%39.2%15.5%
Russia27.2%30%24%
Venezuela27.2%38.6%15.5%
Grenada26.6%38%15.1%
Colombia26.4%37.3%14.8%
Saint Lucia26%36.9%14.5%
Albania25.2%35.9%14%
Barbados25.1%35.3%13.6%
Paraguay24.7%35.7%13.9%
Israel24.4%34.9%13.4%
Cook Islands24%34.4%13.4%
Seychelles23.2%33.8%12.7%
Mexico23.1%33.2%12.7%
North Macedonia23.1%33.4%12.6%
Montenegro22.9%32.9%12.4%
Saint Kitts and Nevis22.8%33%12.5%
Brazil21.4%30.8%11.4%
Trinidad and Tobago20.5%29.7%10.8%
Panama19.5%28.5%10.4%
Croatia18.5%26.8%9.4%
Gabon18.3%27.1%9.7%
Serbia17.9%26%9.1%
Malta17.2%25.5%8.8%
Greece15%22%7.4%
Equatorial Guinea14.5%22%7.5%
Hungary14.2%20.7%6.8%
Bulgaria13.9%20.6%6.8%
Spain13.6%20.1%6.6%
Cyprus13.6%20.6%6.9%
Poland13.5%19.9%6.5%
Romania13.5%19.9%6.5%
Ukraine12.7%15%9.8%
Iceland12.7%19.1%6.3%
Portugal12.6%18.4%6%
Canada12.2%18.2%6%
Netherlands12.1%18.1%5.9%
Bolivia12%17.9%5.9%
Ecuador11.6%17.4%5.7%
Sweden11.6%17.5%5.7%
Slovakia11.6%17.4%5.6%
Estonia11.6%16.9%5.3%
Finland11.4%17.1%5.5%
Moldova11.4%16.8%5.4%
United Kingdom11%16.4%5.3%
Denmark10.7%16.1%5.2%
New Zealand10.6%15.8%5.1%
Andorra10.3%15.6%5%
Latvia10.2%14.8%4.6%
France9.8%14.6%4.7%
Belgium9.4%14.2%4.5%
Czech Republic9.3%14%4.4%
Norway9.3%14.2%4.5%
United States9.2%13.8%4.4%
Japan9.1%13.7%4.3%
Peru8.8%13.3%4.2%
Austria8.8%13.2%4.1%
Australia8.5%12.9%4.1%
Lithuania8.1%11.8%3.6%
Germany7.9%12%3.7%
Belarus7.5%8.8%5.9%
Switzerland7.5%11.4%3.5%
Ireland7.4%11.2%3.5%
South Korea7.1%10.8%3.3%
Argentina6.7%10%3.1%
Singapore6.7%10.2%3.1%
Chile6.6%10.1%3.1%
Uruguay6%9%2.7%
Luxembourg3.4%5.3%1.6%
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Which country has the most non-drinking adults?

Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen are all countries that have over a 99% alcohol abstinence rate, which means the majority of their citizens don't drink alcohol.

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