Turkey Day Trounces Super Bowl
With the Super Bowl and all the party’s around the big game behind us, we had a question for you. Do you think you ate more food on Super Bowl Sunday or Thanksgiving? In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey Thanksgiving was the big winner with 82% telling us they ate more food on Thanksgiving, 9% picked Super Bowl Sunday, 10% percent offered no opinion.
Some reports have indicated the second busiest time for grocery shopping, behind Thanksgiving, was for Super Bowl Sunday. While that may be true our poll indicates it is no contest when it comes to the amount of food Americans ate on those two days.
The groups who said they ate the most on Super Bowl Sunday were those in the 18-29 year old age group, African-Americans and men. In the 18-29 year old group, 22% said they consumed more food on Super Bowl Sunday, 70% chose Thanksgiving, 8% had no opinion. Among African-Americans, 14% said they ate more at Super Bowl parties, 68% selected Thanksgiving, 18% did not have an opinion. Men weighed in on the question with 14% saying they ate more on Super Bowl Sunday, 77% said they ate more on Thanksgiving, 9% did not offer an opinion.
Eating on Thanksgiving was the big winner across the board but especially among women, with 86% saying they ate more on Thanksgiving versus 4% choosing Super Bowl Sunday, 10% had no opinion. Those in the 30-44 year old age group were also big on Thanksgiving dinner with 87% saying they ate more on that day, 7% chose Super Bowl Sunday, 6% offered no opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,232 registered voters nationwide was conducted February 06, 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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