HIGH POINT, NC Nov. 21, 2022 – For the second year in a row, the High Point University poll finds that for most North Carolinians, pumpkin pie remains the favorite (25%) pie to eat during the holidays. A 2021 HPU survey also found pumpkin pie the winner with 22%.
Other popular pies during this year’s North Carolina holiday include pecans (17%), sweet potatoes (16%), and apples (15%). Apple (18%), pecan (18%) and sweet potato (14%) followed last year.
This year’s less popular pies, chosen by less than 10% of North Carolina residents, included chocolate (9%), cherry (5%), blueberry (2%), peach (3%) and strawberry (2nd place). %).
NC Residents – Favorite Holiday Pie Guy (November 2022)
What is your favorite thing to eat on vacation?
Pumpkin Pie – 25%
Pecan Pie – 17%
Sweet Potato Pie – 16%
Apple Pie – 15%
Chocolate cake – 9%
Cherry Pie – 5%
Peach Pie – 3%
Blueberry Pie – 2%
Strawberry Cake – 2%
Other – 4%
Unsure – 3%
The most recent HPU survey of 1,015 respondents was conducted by High Point University Survey Research Center November 10-17 as an online survey using a panel of respondents recruited and maintained by Dynata. Dynata sent out invitations to its panel of NC respondents and the SRC collected responses on its Qualtrics platform. The SRC performed all data analysis. The online sample is from a panel of respondents and their participation does not conform to the usual assumptions associated with random selection. Therefore, it is not appropriate to assign a classical sampling error margin to the results. In this case, the SRC reports a confidence interval of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points, around a traditional 95% confidence interval for the estimates (plus or minus 3.1 percentage points), and a design effect of 1.1 (based on weighting ) to be taken into account. Data is weighted for population estimates for age, sex, race/ethnicity, and education based on US Census numbers for North Carolina. Factors such as question formulation and other methodological choices in conducting surveys can introduce additional errors into opinion poll results.
Further results and methodological details of the last survey and earlier surveys can be found at Survey Research Center website. The online materials include previous press releases as well as memos summarizing the results (including approval ratings) for each poll since 2010.
The HPU survey reports methodological details according to the standards set by AAPOR transparency initiative, and the HPU Survey Research Center is a founding member of the initiative. See more information here.
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dr Martin Kifer, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, serves as Director of the HPU Survey and Brian McDonald is Deputy Director of the HPU Survey.