Reports of the family dinner hour’s demise have been exaggerated. In a new Pew Research Center poll, 50 percent of people with children age 17 or younger said they ate dinner together every day, and 34 percent said they do so a few times a week. Eleven percent said they do so occasionally, and 3 percent said their family never eats together.
As for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast, 89 percent of respondents said they expected to eat a Thanksgiving meal with members of their family. Only 8 percent did not.