Do your food choices determine your political views?

November 18, 2009

Republicans and democrats differ on many issues: healthcare, environmental policy, abortion- we won't go there. However, they may also differ on cheese preference. Or their favorite type of girl scout cookie.

According to a report by Hunch, Americans' food choices differ widely by political party. Hunch is a website that asks users a series of questions to make a decision; for example, "what should I eat for lunch?" or (shameless self promotion) "what Foodista recipe should I make"?

More than 64,000 people answered the question "Do you tend to support liberal or conservative politicians?" Based on respondents' answers to other questions, the Hunch team determined:

  • French Fries: liberals prefer "bistro-type" fries; conservatives prefer McDonald's fries
  • Cheese: liberals prefer brie; conservatives prefer velveeta or Colby
  • Girl Scout Cookies: liberals prefer Trefoils; conservatives prefer Samoas
  • Birthday cake: liberals are more likely to bake one from scratch; conservatives are more likely to buy one at the store.
  • Lunch: liberals prefer Thai or Indian food; conservatives prefer pizza, PB&J or macaroni and cheese.

And yes, conservatives (like Sarah Palin) are more likely to drink soda.

Do you agree or disagree with these findings?

(image by asecondhandconjecture)



Stevie's picture

Interesting findings. Reminds me of a quiz you would find in a magazine named, "Take This Quiz And Determine Your Political Views"...I guess I'd be liberal considering I make my own cakes.

uberVU - social comments's picture

<strong>Social comments and analytics for this post...</strong>

This post was mentioned on Twitter by foodista: New blog post: Do your food choices determine your political views?

Mike's picture

Now we even want our food to become a point that divides us? Be it a wedding or a wake, birthday or graduation, holiday or retirement party, food has always been a player when people come together. Using favorite food as a delineator is another recipe for trouble!

Rick's picture

Righties eat crow, liberals eat tofu. Righties drink martinnis, liberals drink foreign wine. Righties hunt and fish, and eat the meat, liberals protest.'s picture

I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

appliance repair's picture

Ich gelegen Ihrem Blog mit Google und ich muss sagen, das ist unter den besten gut geschrieben Artikel, die ich seit langem gesehen haben.

Roomaraduah's picture

vous non l'expert, par hasard ?

продвижение неизбежно's picture

Well done, my essay was a real success among tutors. I am so satisfied with your work.

pril igy's picture

It that was necessary for me. I Thank you for the help in this question.

p ri ligy's picture

I am am excited too with this question where I can find more information on this question?