Half of men will do little to nothing to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner

Jamie BallardData Journalist
November 25, 2020, 1:00 PM UTC

Many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on November 26, but not everyone plans to pitch in to make the holiday meal.  

Data from YouGov finds that women (48%) are more likely than men (31%) to report that they do “all” or “most” of the cooking for the Thanksgiving meal. One-quarter (25%) of men and 8% of women say that they do none of the cooking for their household’s holiday feast.  

The gap widens even further between married couples. Among married women who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, 60% say they typically do all or most of the Thanksgiving cooking. Among married men who intend to celebrate, just 30% say the same. Married men (22%) are almost four times as likely as married women (6%) to say they don’t do any of the cooking at their Thanksgiving celebration.  

See full results here.  

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.