The Cici’s Pizza chain recently conducted a nationwide survey of 1,000 adults regarding their pizza-buying habits. While we all know that this country loves it some pizza, quantifying that love is the only way to make it real in the modern age.
Here’s how much love Americans have for pizza, by survey numbers:
- 1/3 of pizza lovers eat pizza at least once a week
- 1 out of 10 eat 3 or more slices per week
- A whopping 16% of pizza lovers eat 15 slices per month. That’s more than 3 slices per week.
- Over 85% cite the taste as the primary reason they love their pizza
- Over 50% normally go for meat-lovers options, when available
- 47% say that a pizza being a ready-made food item is its most desirable quality
- 1 out of 3 say pepperoni is their favorite topping
- 1 out of 7 adore mushrooms
- 1 in 3 don’t care whether it’s thin-crust or deep-dish, as long as it’s pizza.
- 1 in 3 love the simple mushroom/onion combo
- 20% love barbecue chicken pizza
- 1 out of 4 prefer “Hawaiian style”
- 26% of Americans make their own pizza every couple of months
- 23% make their own every month
- A very serious 6% make their own pizza every single week
While you might think that Cici’s obviously has a vested interest in this survey, it really just adds to the growing body of research on this topic. In February 2014, the USDA published a report called “Consumption of Pizza” as part of their “What We Eat in America” series. Among other fascinating revelations, the USDA found that 1 in 8 Americans consume pizza on any given day. Also, more than 1 in 4 males aged 6 to 19 eat pizza on any given day.
What does it all mean? It means we can expect panic in the streets if there’s ever a mozzarella shortage.