New Poll Reveals Public’s
Favorite Things About Thanksgiving
- For men, their favorite part of the holiday is spending time with family (31%), followed by eating (29%) and watching football (13%)
- For women, their favorite of Thanksgiving is eating (36%), followed by family time (31%) and watching football (10%)
- The favorite food on Thanksgiving is turkey (33%), followed by stuffing (23%), mashed potatoes (11%) and sweet potatoes (7%). The classic green bean casserole only received 4% of the vote.
- The favorite dessert on Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie (41%), followed by pecan pie (18%), apple pie (14%) and sweet potato pie (7%)
- On Black Friday, 28% of women and 20% of men plan on hitting the stores. While 52% of those between ages 13 and 17 plan on braving the crowds, only 3% of those over 65 will be shopping on Black Friday.
- For those that do shop on Black Friday, 49% want electronics, 25% desire clothes, 14% will be buying toys, 8% homegoods and 4% will shop for jewelry.