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Poll: Can Bud Win You Back?

After more than 20 years of declining sales, Anheuser-Busch thinks the way to revive the Budweiser brand is by marketing and advertising exclusively to 20-somethings with less Clydesdales and more Jay-Z. Will it work?

Last updated on November 24, 2014, at 3:22 p.m. ET

Posted on November 24, 2014, at 3:22 p.m. ET

Anheuser-Busch / Via budweiser.com

According to a story in today's Wall Street Journal, Budweiser plans to exclusively focus future marketing and advertising efforts on the 20-something demographic. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the beer's parent company, told the Journal that internal research shows that 44% of drinkers between the ages of 21 and 27 have never even tried Budweiser. A number of factors, among them the rise of craft beers and microbrews, the cannibalization of Budweiser sales by Bud Light and Coors Light, and increased marketing and promotion of wine and other hard liquors as a more sophisticated alternative to beer generally has contributed to a decline in Budweiser sales of more than 50% since its peak in 1988.

But changing a brand's perception isn't easy, particularly one that consumers think says something about their identity. Just ask McDonald's, which is going through a similar repositioning in the face of millennial flight. With that in mind, we devised a poll to see what exactly Budweiser is up against.

Anheuser-Busch / Via budweiser.com
  1. When was the last time you bought or drank Budweiser?

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    In the last week
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    In the last month
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    In the last year
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    Never, ever
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    Never, ever
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  1. The last time you drank Budweiser you were:

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    Celebrating
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    Depressed
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    Out of money
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    Already drunk
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    Already drunk
  1. Budweiser tastes like?

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    Liquid gold
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    Nothing in particular
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    Piss
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    Liquid gold
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    Piss
  1. Would you bring a six-pack of Budweiser with you to a party?

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    Yes, alcohol is alcohol
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    No, I have some class
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Would you bring a six-pack of Budweiser with you to a party?
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    Yes, alcohol is alcohol
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    No, I have some class
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  1. What would you think if someone brought a six-pack of Budweiser to your party?

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    Cool, alcohol is alcohol
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    Hmm, you must be on a budget
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    Are we even friends?
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    Get out!
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    Cool, alcohol is alcohol
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    Hmm, you must be on a budget
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    Are we even friends?
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    Get out!
  1. Which of these Budweiser endorsers do you most identify with?

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    Clydesdales
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    Frogs
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    The Wassup dudes
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    Jay-Z
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Which of these Budweiser endorsers do you most identify with?
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    Clydesdales
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    Jay-Z
  1. You most identify Budweiser with?

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    Frat parties
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    Sports bars
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    Family holidays
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    Happy hour Tuesdays
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    Frat parties
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    Happy hour Tuesdays
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  1. The bar you are at has four beers on tap. Which do you choose?

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    Coors Light
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    Budweiser
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    Yuengling
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    Sam Adams
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    Coors Light
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    Sam Adams
  1. Drinking Budweiser is a way to tell the world that:

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    You are a good American
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    Beer is beer is beer
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    You don't like to wear shirts
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Drinking Budweiser is a way to tell the world that:
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    You are a good American
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    Beer is beer is beer
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    You don't like to wear shirts
  1. Do you think with the right advertising Budweiser could ever be cool again?

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    Yes
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    No
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Do you think with the right advertising Budweiser could ever be cool again?
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    Yes
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    No
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