Americans observed Thanksgiving by eating a lot turkey.
According to numbers released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and reported by the Washington Examiner, roughly 45 million turkeys are killed every year for Thanksgiving. The United States Census Bureau estimates that a total 243 million turkeys were raised in the United States this year.
Americans paid approximately $49.87 on average for a Thanksgiving Day meal for 10 people, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
According to a Statista survey, 29 percent of Americans said that less than $1.50 per pound was a fair price for turkey, while 28 percent of respondents would agree to pay $5 or more per pound.
The actual average retail price for turkey in the United States in 2015 was roughly $1.45 per pound. That's up from an average price per pound of $0.99 back in 1995.