11/23: Thanksgiving Trivia

Since family and friends will gather around the dining room table this Thanksgiving, we at The Marist Poll thought we’d ask Americans by whom the first Thanksgiving was celebrated?  And, school teachers will be happy to hear that most — 86% — said the pilgrims and Native Americans.  Just 6% said it was celebrated by others, and 7% were unsure.



Table: The First Thanksgiving

Family Time Favored by Americans on Thanksgiving

Which holiday activity is preferred by Americans on Thanksgiving?  Most — 84% — say spending time with family and friends tops their list.  10% prefer to get down to the feast and eat, and 5% report watching football is their favorite pastime on the holiday followed by 2% who tune into the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Table: Favorite Thanksgiving Activity

Marist Poll Methodology