July 1, 2009
7/1: Dining In
Seventy percent of Americans choose to eat dinner at home at least six nights during an average week. And, when they do eat in, nearly all Americans, regardless of age, income, or region choose to cook rather than pull out the take-out menu.
Men more than women eat out at least two nights a week with one-third of men reporting that they eat at home 5 nights weekly or fewer. This compares with 28% of women. The take-out menu drawer gets slightly more action with men; 4% acknowledge that they order in more often than cooking.
Maybe, it’s the chilly nights or just good home-cooking, but just over half — 51% — of those in the Northeast eat at home every night of the week.
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