As an alternative, 24 p.c keep hydrated utilizing tea, whereas one in 5 (20 p.c) would quite sip on a cup of espresso.
However virtually two-thirds (64 p.c) are conscious they need to drink extra water than they at present do every day, with as many as half (49 p.c) claiming they usually overlook.
The analysis additionally discovered 4 in ten weren’t positive how a lot they drink in a typical day.
It emerged that residents of Liverpool drink the least water, adopted by Manchester and Leeds.
And the research, commissioned by Volvic Contact of Fruit, discovered 24 p.c are simply too busy to suit common sips into their schedule.
Gemma Morgan, a spokeswoman from Volvic, mentioned: “We’re seeing a nation struggling to remain hydrated, regardless of figuring out how essential it’s to keep up a wholesome, balanced way of life.”
The analysis additionally discovered that, for 60 p.c, hydration is vital to greater than their bodily well being – as they agree they really feel happier and more healthy once they’ve drank sufficient.
With a view to spot dehydration, 44 p.c recognise the darkish color of their urine as a tell-tale signal that they should drink extra.
That is adopted by a dry mouth, complications, and dry lips as the important thing indicators that one other glass of water is perhaps so as.
Heading into the brand new yr, 28 p.c of adults have vowed to remain extra hydrated in 2023, whereas 27 p.c are keen to chop again on the variety of sugary drinks they eat.
Flavoured water is a favorite for 22 p.c, and 41 p.c have tried flavouring their very own drinks as a option to persuade themselves to drink extra.
These polled are extra inclined to lean in direction of contemporary and fruity tastes, adopted by zingy and citrussy notes – with lemon and strawberry being the preferred tastes.
The research, carried out by way of OnePoll, additionally discovered one in 4 (26 p.c) would drink extra water if it tasted higher.
Gemma Morgan added: “We would like folks to know that ingesting sufficient water will not be solely important, however will be accomplished in a enjoyable and scrumptious means, and we hope to assist folks obtain their objectives.”
Following the findings, Made in Chelsea star Sophie Habboo has teamed up with Volvic Contact of Fruit to supply hydration hacks to assist folks drink extra water, on her Instagram, @sophiehabboo.