I just love it when researchers dish out truly vital information. That’s what the folks at Experian did following a survey of America’s Thanksgiving habits. For a moment, forget the polls you’ve seen on global issues, the health care bill and economic woes. Here’s a bit of data that will make you happy:

When asked which of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes respondents would include as most important to them in the Thanksgiving meal:

  • 87% said turkey
  • 67% said stuffing
  • 67% said pie
  • 58% said mashed potatoes
  • 55% said cranberry sauce

Pie, over mashed potatoes by a mile! These are statistics we dessert-lovers can get behind.

Of course, you’ll note they dodged the detail of what KIND of pie.