Pies and pudding

Hannah ThompsonYouGovLabs and UK Public Opinion Website Editor
December 17, 2010, 2:29 AM GMT+0

The vast majority of Brits likes turkey and mince pies, and although Christmas pudding, sprouts and cranberry sauce are less popular, they are still liked by most.

  • 80% profess to liking turkey compared to just 10% who don’t
  • 73% like mince pies, while 19% aren’t so keen
  • The often-criticised sprout gets a thumbs up from 64% while one quarter (25%) disagree
  • 60% say they like Christmas pudding, but 28% don’t
  • Cranberry sauce is the least popular traditional food on the list, with 53% liking it compared to 28% who dislike the accompaniment.

Interestingly, though, the older generation is more likely to like this traditionally festive fare.

  • While 84% of those over sixty like mince pies, just 65% of 18-24 year olds feel the same
  • 44% of the younger group like cranberry sauce compared to 61% of their older counterparts
  • Christmas pudding and sprouts are most likely to divide the ages;
  • 42% of young people like Christmas pudding compared to 73% of over 60s
  • And sprouts are enjoyed by just 44% of young people in comparison to the 73% of the older group.

See the survey details and full results here