In a new CNN study, Americans are divided on which foods they consider “western” and which are “southern”.
According to the study, American men and women are nearly equally likely to consider food that is made from meat or seafood as “western”, while the majority of people who live in the Northeast and Midwest also consider the same food to be “southerners”.
But while “southeastern” food is favored by both men and woman, men are more likely than women to consider it to be Western.
For instance, 56% of men and 49% of women say that the foods they eat are made from “western foods”, while just 23% of both men, and 34% of female, eat the same.
The findings also indicate that while many Americans think that American food is “saturated fat free” or “unsaturated fat”, many eat “salt free” foods, too.
For example, 46% of white women and 47% of black women say their food is made with “sugar free” ingredients, while just 21% of Hispanic women and 17% of Asian women say the same of their food.
In contrast, 59% of American men say that their food comes from “soups and stews”, while 35% of all Americans say the exact same.
When it comes to food choices, Americans of all ethnicities are divided over what to eat.
In fact, white people are more inclined to choose “sourdough” foods than Asian people, with 45% of Americans saying that sourdough is their favorite type of bread.
On the other hand, a majority of Americans of any race, age, or education say they eat a lot of “Western” foods.
The majority of American white people (75%) say they have at least 10% of their diet made up of “sugars, oils, and spices”, compared to 37% of Asians, 27% of Latinos, and 19% of people from other races.
However, the differences in people’s preferences and food choices may be due in part to the differences between regions.
Americans in the South and Midwest are more often likely to be told that their foods are made with sugar and salt than people in the West.