Poll Finds 38 Percent of Americans Say They Will Not Drink Corona Beer Because of Virus

A new poll shows some Americans are no longer drinking Corona beer because of the coronavirus.

According to Cision PR Newswire, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak across the world, the 5W Public Relations poll about Corona beer offers multiple opinions from consumers. It found that 38% of beer-drinking Americans have said they will no longer purchase Corona beer “under any circumstances.”

Among Corona beer drinkers, just 4% said they would stop drinking the beer because of the virus. However, they wouldn’t feel comfortable ordering a Corona beer from a public venue.

Another 16% of voters admitted they were confused about whether or not there was any relation between Corona beer and the coronavirus.

Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients inside an isolated ward at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2020. China Daily via Reuters

Following the release of the poll results, Ronn Torossian, Founder, and CEO of 5WPR released a statement about the beer brand.

“There is no question that Corona beer is suffering because of the coronavirus. Could one imagine walking into a bar and saying ‘Hey, can I have a Corona?’ or ‘Pass me A Corona.’ While the brand has claimed that consumers understand there’s no linkage between the virus and the beer company, this is a disaster for the Corona brand. After all, what brand wants to be linked to a virus which is killing people worldwide?”

The latest news follows the release of a new Corona beer ad. On Monday, Corona tweeted a short video featuring four new beer flavors.

“Introducing Corona Hard Seltzer. Four delicious flavors. One splashy entrance,” the tweet read.


Despite the poll results, Constellation Brands insists the coronavirus isn’t affecting their business because its customers “understand there is no link between the virus and our business.”


  1. That highly intelligent 38% will probably switch to Butt Light…to help them see past their rectal sphincter.

  2. …and a percentage of people believe in UFOs, Bigfoot, and that the government can make every day Christmas. I’m not saying they are wrong, except maybe the last ones.

  3. People are so dumb.

    I have someone on my Facebook friend list who regularly posts that this virus was developed by Clorox because the wipes already say they clean corona virus. She would wear a tinfoil hat too, but I am assuming she doesnt out of protest for Reynolds Wrap developing mind reading technology just to boost tin foil sales.

      1. I never leave my house without it.

        My house is also framed with tin foil. It saved a lot of time in decorating my new house. Its always just the contrast of shiny side vs not shiny side of the foil.

        1. There was an insulation type, including fiberglass insulation, which was/is backed by foil.

          You may be safe.

          FYI, tinfoil is frequently used in my neighborhood to “tinsel” as part of Xmas decorations. It’s reflective, weather-resistant, and easy to recycle.

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