How Many Americans Will Sit Down Together For Thanksgiving

11.24.10 | Sarah Harnisch

  Only half of U.S. families with children sit down to a family dinner every day, but most Americans will share a family Thanksgiving meal with relatives, a new national survey shows. The Pew Research Center is out with some new numbers showing 9 in 10 Americans will dine together for Thanksgiving-- 89 percent. How many will be at the table? 15 percent say 5 or fewer-- 23 percent say 15 to 19 people-- and a whopping 27 percent of Americans will have a large feast with 20 or more family members gathered beside them.