Public Policy Polling posted the results of a new survey yesterday, which looked at what Americans like to eat—more specifically, what registered Democrats and Republicans like to eat, and how those preferences stack up.
Among the results:
• Forty-two percent of Republicans prefer diet soda to regular, versus the 31 percent of Democrats who do. When it comes to soda brands, everybody seems to like Coke best. However, about 20 percent of each Democrats and Republicans say they don’t drink soda at all.
• When it comes to fast food, half of both Democrats and Republicans say they view it unfavorably. But when pressed to name favorites, Burger King emerged as the preferred go-to for burgers among both Democrats and Republicans. For fast-food chicken, 48 percent of Republicans prefer Chick-fil-A (18 percent of Democrats do), while 39 percent of Democrats prefer KFC (29 percent of Republicans do).
• Forty-one percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of vegans, while 48 percent of Democrats think they’re just fine. Not surprisingly, Democrats also like vegetarians more than Republicans. Interestingly, though, more Republicans than Democrats say they follow a vegan diet.
• Democrats and Republicans are in lockstep on whether or not they consider themselves obese: about 20 percent of each said yes, and nearly 80 percent of each said no. The figure is far less than the actual rate of adult obesity in the U.S., which the CDC puts at 36 percent.
Get the results here (PDF alert).