Approximately how many turkeys are consumed each year at Thanksgiving?
– 19 million
– 27 million
– 46 million
– 102 million
Answer: According to estimates by the National Turkey Foundation, 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving. In a country of 326 million Americans, that figure comes out to one turkey for roughly every group of seven. Nearly 88 percent of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 16 pounds, meaning that approximately 736 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving last year. That’s a lot of turkey!