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The Surprising Truth About How Much Americans Drink On Thanksgiving

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Some may enjoy washing down turkey and family conflict with wine or fall cocktails, but most Americans don't drink at all on Thanksgiving, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Education was the biggest predictor of Thanksgiving drinking, with post-graduate respondents most likely to imbibe. Democrats were slightly more likely than Republicans to include alcohol as part of Thanksgiving festivities, and the Northeast was the least sober region of the country.

Here are some of the most interesting findings from the poll:



Infographics by Jan Diehm and Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Nov. 18-19 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov's nationally representative opinion polling.