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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Pizza is proving to be a must meal for many adults in the United States, with 18 percent responding in a national phone survey that they eat it at least once a week. In addition, three percent of the respondents said they eat pizza more than once a week. The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports.
However, an almost equal number of adults -- 17 percent -- said they rarely or never eat the Italian-American staple. It seems most come somewhere in the middle, with 22 percent responding they eat it once a month and 39 percent responding they have it only occasionally, according to Rasmussen Reports.
As far as where they like to get their pizza, 58 percent of those who eat it have a favorable opinion of Pizza Hut, 54 percent have a favorable opinion of Papa John's and 48 percent have a favorable opinion of Domino's. On the other side of the coin, 34 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Pizza Hut, with 31 percent feeling the same way about Papa John's and 38 percent for Domino's, according to the survey.
Take-home comes in as the favorite choice, Rasmussen Reports added. Forty-three percent of adults who eat pizza said the last time they had it they picked it up to eat at home and 15 percent had it delivered. In addition, 25 percent made the pizza at home; and 16 percent ate it at a restaurant.
Now that we know how many and where, who eats it? The survey of 795 U.S. adults found that consumers from 30 to 49 years old eat pizza more regularly than any other age group. Also, married couples with children living at home are more likely to pick up a pizza to eat at home than those who are unmarried and do not have children at home, according to Rasmussen Reports.