Super Bowl feast: Fit or fat?
Americans still prefer fun finger food over healthy food at Super Bowl festivities. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, would you prefer going to a Super Bowl party that served healthy food, or food considered unhealthy like pizza, wings, chips and dips? Pizzas, wings, chips and dips won with 46% making that choice, 35% said they would prefer a healthier Super Bowl Party, 19% did not have an opinion.
Opinions differed greatly along gender and racial lines. Women were evenly divided over healthy versus unhealthy food with 38% choosing healthy, 38% picking unhealthy and 23% not having an opinion. Men had no problem with their choice, 54% selected pizzas, wings, chip and dips, 31% chose healthy food, 15% did not offer an opinion.
African-Americans and whites differed with 50% of whites going for unhealthy food, 31% chose healthy food, 20% of whites had no opinion. Among African-Americans, 48% said they preferred a Super Bowl Party with healthy food, 31% opted for pizzas, wings, chips and dips, 20% did not have an opinion.
Those in the 30-44 year old category were least concerned about healthy food at a Super Bowl Party with 61% saying they prefer pizza, wings, chips and dips, 23% said they preferred healthier food at a Super Bowl Party, 16% did not offer an opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 31, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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