Mini Poll: Thanksgiving Blessings


Has Christmas ruined Thanksgiving?


Yes:
 22%
No:
 78%

 


All things considered, should St. Louisans be thankful this Thanksgiving?


Yes:
 93%
No:
 7%

 


Overall, would you say your own family is better off this year than you were a year ago?


Yes:
 48%
No:
 52%

 


Which of the following conditions are currently worrying you and your family a great deal? (Check all that apply)


Now:

Grocery prices:
 31%
Debt:
 37%
Loneliness:
 8%
Utility bills:
 23%
Transportation costs:
 20%
Trouble in the neighborhood:
 23%
Political situation in the country:
 71%
Finding/keeping a job:
 23%
Tuition bills:
 21%
Selling/buying a house:
 20%
Illness:
 18%

In 2010:

Grocery prices:
 18%
Debt:
 34%
Loneliness:
 9%
Utility bills:
 26%
Transportation costs:
 14%
Trouble in the neighborhood:
 16%
Political situation in the country:
 67%
Finding/keeping a job:
 23%
Tuition bills:
 14%
Selling/buying a house:
 17%
Illness:
 19%

 


Will you have guests at your home for Thanksgiving this year?


Yes:
 32%
No:
 16%
No, I will be someone else's guest:
 52%

 


Will there be a vegetarian or vegan at your table this year?


Yes:
 28%
Yes, me:
 4%
No:
 62%
No Thanksgiving table for me:
 7%

 


Which rules the Thanksgiving table, turkey or sides?


Turkey:
 46%
Sides:
 43%
Neither, dessert does:
 11%

 


From which of the following Thanksgiving pies would you be most likely to take a slice?


Pumpkin:
 55%
Mince:
 5%
Apple:
 13%
Squash:
 1%
Sweet Potato:
 8%
Something else:
 18%

 


Of which will there be more at your Thanksgiving table, friends or family?


Friends:
 17%
Family:
 76%
No Thanksgiving table for me:
 7%

 


Will there be a stray or stranger at your Thanksgiving table this year?


Yes:
 27%
No:
 66%
No Thanksgiving table for me:
 7%

 


Which of the following Thanksgiving traditions is the one you most like to make your own?


Breaking the wishbone, making a wish:
 5%
Announcing things for which we are thankful:
 28%
Wearing loose-fitting clothes and eating too much:
 15%
Preparing to shop on Black Friday:
 3%
Going to church:
 4%
Donating time or groceries to a pantry or shelter:
 8%
Drunk tweeting relatives, ex-spouses:
 4%
Watching or playing football:
 11%
Going to a movie:
 3%
Watching a parade:
 10%
Putting up/selecting the Christmas tree:
 10%

 


Will you be attending the Thanksgiving Day parade in downtown St. Louis this year?


Yes:
 5%
No:
 90%
No, but I will be at a different Thanksgiving parade:
 5%

 


Which of the following outcomes would you find more satisfying?


I got the long end of the wishbone, giving me the wish:
 25%
My loved one got the long end of the wishbone, giving him/her the wish:
 75%

 


Which of the following is the most important tip for the turkey in your kitchen?


Leave the lid on:
 11%
Leave the lid off:
 7%
Baste it often:
 42%
Brine it:
 7%
Fry it:
 10%
Smoke it:
 8%
Stuff it with a duck, stuff the duck with a chicken:
 2%
Buy it cooked:
 8%
Divorce it:
 5%

 


Which of the following local grocery stores would you most likely choose to prepare and cook your meal ahead of time and then pass it off as your own?


Jay's International (3172 Grand):
 1%
Straub's (302 N. Kingshighway):
 31%
Viviano & Sons (5139 Shaw):
 8%
Schnucks/Culinaria:
 25%
Govinda's (3926 Lindell):
 1%
LeGrand's (4414 Donovan):
 9%
Local Harvest (3148 Morgan Ford):
 11%
None, I’m picking up a meal from a food truck and saying I made it:
 13%

 


Which of the following is the best movie about Thanksgiving?


Plymouth Adventure (1952):
 3%
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953):
 4%
Hanna and Her Sisters (1986):
 12%
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987):
 43%
Home for the Holidays (1995):
 20%
Pocahontas (1995):
 9%
The Ice Storm (1997):
 5%
What's Cooking (2000):
 2%
Pieces of April (2003):
 4%

 


Do you think turkeys are more likely to be Democrats or Republicans?


Democrats:
 50%
Republicans:
 50%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.