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Posted August 15, 2022Today in Energy

In 2020, most U.S. households prepared at least one hot meal a day at home ›

In 2020, 79% of U.S. households prepared at least one hot meal at home each day, according to our 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). Households in the Pacific Census Division and the New England Census Division were generally more likely to cook hot meals at home daily. For example, in Washington (in the Pacific Census Division), 88% of households prepared at least one hot meal each day, and in Maine (New England Census Division), the share was 86%. Households in the South, such as Alabama (69%) and Louisiana (68%), were less likely to cook hot meals daily. More

frequency of cooking food in U.S. homes

Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey

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