Our Country’s Greatest Internal Battle: Thanksgiving Sides

82% of the United States will get down with the bird on Thanksgiving.  Poultry is the one thing we can all agree on, over ham and beef.

Now, when it comes to sides?  The battle wages on…

Here in the Great Lakes region of the United States, we disproportionately get down with rolls & biscuits versus other tables across the country.

Here’s where it gets weird.

From almost the Rockies and west…salad?  SALAD?  And then check out New England.  56% of their population demands squash as a side.  That is more than half the people demanding that a gourd takes up valuable real estate that could be used for stuffing, mashed potatoes, or the age old staple of any holiday meal…green bean mushroom casserole!  Finding a yearly use for those french fried onions, people!   

If you are a numbers kind of person, enjoy scrolling through the rest of what FiveThirtyEight offers up.  And Happy Thanksgiving, turkeys.  — [eric]