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Thanksgiving 2015

This directory contains the data behind the story Here’s What Your Part of America Eats On Thanksgiving.

Using a SurveyMonkey poll, we asked 1,058 respondents on Nov. 17, 2015 the following questions about their Thanksgiving:

  • Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • What is typically the main dish at your Thanksgiving dinner?
    • Other (please specify)
  • How is the main dish typically cooked?
    • Other (please specify)
  • What kind of stuffing/dressing do you typically have?
    • Other (please specify)
  • What type of cranberry sauce do you typically have? 
    • Other (please specify)
  • Do you typically have gravy?
  • Which of these side dishes are typically served at your Thanksgiving dinner? Please select all that apply.
    • Brussel sprouts
    • Carrots
    • Cauliflower
    • Corn
    • Cornbread
    • Fruit salad
    • Green beans/green bean casserole
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • Mashed potatoes
    • Rolls/biscuits
    • Vegetable salad
    • Yams/sweet potato casserole
    • Other (please specify)
  • Which type of pie is typically served at your Thanksgiving dinner? Please select all that apply. 
    • Apple
    • Buttermilk
    • Cherry
    • Chocolate
    • Coconut cream
    • Key lime
    • Peach
    • Pecan
    • Pumpkin
    • Sweet Potato
    • None 
    • Other (please specify)
  • Which of these desserts do you typically have at Thanksgiving dinner? Please select all that apply.
    • Apple cobbler
    • Blondies
    • Brownies
    • Carrot cake
    • Cheesecake
    • Cookies
    • Fudge
    • Ice cream
    • Peach cobbler
    • None
    • Other (please specify)
  • Do you typically pray before or after the Thanksgiving meal?
  • How far will you travel for Thanksgiving?
  • Will you watch any of the following programs on Thanksgiving? Please select all that apply. 
    • Macy's Parade
  • What's the age cutoff at your "kids' table" at Thanksgiving?
  • Have you ever tried to meet up with hometown friends on Thanksgiving night?
  • Have you ever attended a "Friendsgiving?"
  • Will you shop any Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day?
  • Do you work in retail?
  • Will you employer make you work on Black Friday?
  • How would you describe where you live? 
  • Age
  • What is your gender?
  • How much total combined money did all members of your HOUSEHOLD earn last year?
  • US Region