Survey shows many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving alone this year

While the pandemic clamped down on Americans’ traditional Thanksgiving plans last year, a new survey shows even more plan to celebrate alone this year. 

Forty-four percent of the non-scientific poll of 2,000 people said they cooked a holiday meal by themselves for the first time in 2020, but 58% said they will do it this year, too. 

The survey, commissioned by The Little Potato Company, also noted that 72% thought last year’s lonesome Thanksgiving was more stressful than last year — although the specter of a global pandemic likely had something to do with that. 

That said, for those who plan to have a traditional Thanksgiving this year, 40% said they were looking forward to baking; 37% said they looked forward to making and eating a special family dish; 34% couldn’t wait to listen to holiday music; and 31% actually want to see their families in person.