This is how Americans really feel about turkey day
Millennials would rather give up sex than host Thanksgiving
In a startling new development, 40% of millennials would rather give up sex for a month than have to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner.
What’s more, a fifth of Americans who actually did host a Thanksgiving meal said they had to pretend to enjoy it.
Those are just some of the downright shocking results from Instacart’s aptly named Turkey Day Exposé.
Instacart recently published the results of a survey of more than 2,000 US adults conducted online by The Harris Poll. This year, 87% of Americans will attend a Thanksgiving meal.
The poll found that 42% of men would rather give up football for a month than be responsible for cooking the big dinner. And almost a third of Americans would rather give up their phone for a month than be responsible for the Turkey Day grub.
Just over 40% of millennials who have hosted have served something other than turkey.
In a somewhat less surprising holiday fact, the survey concluded that our most hated Thanksgiving food is canned cranberry sauce. In fact, half of the adults asked described the sweet red sauce as “disgusting”.
Other tabletop offenders include green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and turkey. (Who doesn’t like sweet potatoes?! 22% of these survey respondents, apparently).
68% of Americans secretly dislike a classic Thanksgiving food but eat it anyway because of tradition.
How do you feel about cranberry sauce? And would you give up your phone / sex / football to avoid hosting Thanksgiving?