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Nearly Half Admit They Will Overindulge This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time of joy, sharing - and eating. Nearly half of Americans admit they will most likely overindulge this Thanksgiving, too.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of adults expect to eat too much on Thanksgiving, but 44% say they will not overeat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

That's pretty much what Americans have been telling us about their Thanksgiving eating habits for several years now.

Forty-four percent (44%) say that Thanksgiving meal will be served this year in the comfort of their own home, while just as many (44%) will be dining at a relative’s house. Just five percent (5%) will eat Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s home, and three percent (3%) will go out to a restaurant. Another three percent (3%) will not have Thanksgiving dinner at all this year.

This has changed little from year to year, as Thanksgiving is often a time for families to get together.
 

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 22-23, 2010 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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