The Definitive Thanksgiving Pie Ranking

Delta Dental's 1st Annual Pie Ranking Offers Complete Guide to What's Hot & What's Not With Guests This Turkey Day

Nov 23, 2015, 06:00 ET from Delta Dental Plans Association

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Let's cut to the chase, pumpkin pie will continue to reign supreme this Thanksgiving. Nearly two in five (37%) American adults have said it's their clear favorite, according to Delta Dental Plans Association's 1st Annual Thanksgiving Pie Ranking being released today. 

The second and third pies are, putting it mildly, distant: apple pie at 16% and pecan at 14%. But more surprisingly, some of the pies that always seem to get a spot in the Thanksgiving desert line-up may just stand a higher chance of joining the rest of the leftovers. Scraping the bottom of the favorability barrel are lemon meringue (4%), blueberry (4%) and strawberry (2%).

While the findings hold pretty steady across all age groups, region and even gender can play a big role in pie preference:

  • More women than men (40% vs. 33%) prefer pumpkin pie, while men show more of an interest in cherry pie (7% vs. 3%).
  • More than two in five (43%) Westerners and Midwesterners admit they'd choose pumpkin pie if they had to select one, compared to 31 percent of their neighbors in other regions.
  • Southerners are three times (18%) as likely to choose sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving as those in other regions (6%). Northerners are more likely to choose apple pie than those residing in other areas (25% vs. 14%).

About the survey: The survey was conducted by Kelton Global between October 26th and 29th, 2015 among 1,013 nationally representative Americans 18+. The margin of error is +/-3.1 percent.

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