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46% Will Have Thanksgiving Dinner At Home

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This Thanksgiving, it’s all about family, turkey and football.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of American Adults will be celebrating Thanksgiving at home, while 41% will spend the holiday at a relative’s house, up from last year.  Eight percent (8%) will have Thanksgiving dinner at either a friend’s home or a restaurant, and four percent (4%) aren’t having Thanksgiving dinner at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The two surveys of 1,000 Adults nationwide each were conducted on November 11-12 and November 20, 2012 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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