November 23, 2005--Forty-four percent
(44%) of Americans will have Thanksgiving dinner at home this year.
Another 43% will be celebrating the meal at the home of a relative.
A Rasmussen Reports holiday survey found
that 6% will be at a friend's home, 3% at a restaurant, and 2% will
not have a thanksgiving dinner.
Turkey will be the main course for 81%
of Americans. Eight percent (8%) will enjoy Ham, while 7% will opt
for some other meal.
Forty-eight percent percent
(48%) of Americans will watch football on TV, including 56% of men
and 40% of women.
Forty-six percent (46%) of Americans say
they will eat too much. That includes 62% of adults under 30 but
just 28% of those over 65.
Sixteen percent (16%)
of Americans say that they will do at least some work for their job
on Thanksgiving Day. That figure includes 27% of men under 40.
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The telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November
2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4
percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.