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57% Dine Out At Least Once A Week

Monday, January 28, 2013

More Americans are dining out at a restaurant weekly than they were last year, but overall eating out habits have changed little in the past six months.   

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of American Adults eat out at a restaurant for dinner at least once a week, including 18% who go out two or more times in a week. Thirty-nine percent (39%) go to a restaurant once a week, up from 30% in July 2012. In a typical week, 41% say they rarely or never go out to a restaurant for dinner, but that's down from 47% last July. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 24-25, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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