Pumpkin pie is the best Thanksgiving pie, say Americans

Jamie BallardData Journalist
November 23, 2020, 1:00 PM UTC

While on Thanksgiving turkey may be the star of the show, no festive feast is complete without a slice of pie.  

Among Americans who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, YouGov data finds 35% say their favorite pie to eat on the holiday is pumpkin pie. Pecan pie is a distant second, with 16% saying this is their favorite Thanksgiving pie. Apple pie comes in third place at 11%, while 10% say sweet potato pie is their top choice.  
 

 
 

More than a third of people who plan to celebrate ‘Turkey Day’ (37%) say that the pies at their celebration are typically made from scratch. About one-third (32%) say that their pies are usually homemade, but they use some store-bought shortcuts. Another 26% go the easy route with store-bought pies.  

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Methodology: 1,055 US adults, including 840 who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving this year were surveyed. The survey was carried out through YouGov Direct from November 10 – 12, 2020. Data is weighted on age, gender, education level, political affiliation, and ethnicity to be nationally representative of adults in the United States. The margin of error is approximately 4.2% for the overall sample.