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Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon, and America is keen to watch. 

A January survey of more than 1,200 people finds that most (60%) Americans say they are planning to watch the Super Bowl on February 2. 

About one-quarter (26%) say they plan to watch the game at home by themselves or other members of the household. But 10 percent are planning to attend a Super Bowl party at someone else’s home, while 2 percent are planning to watch the game at a bar or restaurant. 

Among US adults who plan to watch the Super Bowl, the most popular things to serve or eat during the game this year will be chips and dip (40%), chicken wings (36%), pizza (35%), nachos (29%) and cheese and crackers (20%). 

Cookies (18%), burgers (17%), meatballs (12%), tacos (12%) and ice cream (12%) are other popular picks.

To wash it all down, 40 percent of Americans will be reaching for a can of soda. About three in 10 (31%) US adults plan to drink beer while they watch the Super Bowl, while 20 percent will enjoy some iced tea and 16 percent will pour themselves a glass of wine.



Of course, too many beers on Super Bowl Sunday can lead to a rough Monday morning. One in 10 Americans has taken the Monday after the Super Bowl off as a scheduled vacation day, while 5 percent admit that they’ve called in sick on the Monday after the Super Bowl. 

Millennials (11%) are especially likely to say they’ve called in sick to work on the Monday after the Super Bowl. Parents of children under 18 (14%) are even more likely to say they’ve called in sick the day after Super Bowl Sunday. 

Perhaps fewer Americans would call out sick if they had an additional day to recover. 

One-quarter (25%) of US adults say they would prefer if the Super Bowl was played on Saturday instead of Sunday. But more than one-third (34%) say they would prefer for the Super Bowl to continue being played on Sundays. Millennials are almost evenly divided: 30 percent would prefer if the game was played on Saturday, but 31 percent say they would prefer for the game to continue being played on Sunday. 

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Related: What’s America’s favorite sandwich? 

Methodology: Total unweighted sample size was 1,266 US adults, which included 756 US adults who plan to watch the Super Bowl in 2020. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US adults (ages 18+). Interviews were conducted online between January 9 - 10, 2020.

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