Sixty-one percent of respondents to a YouGov survey named anchovies as their least favorite pizza topping.

Survey Reveals America’s Least Popular Pizza Toppings

Anchovies get a big thumbs-down from a significant majority of American pizza lovers, according to a survey by YouGov.

  • Sixty-one percent said anchovies are their least favorite pizza topping, followed by eggplant, artichokes, broccoli and pineapple, according to a YouGov survey.
  • Thirty-one percent of Americans prefer thin-crust pizza, while only 18 percent said they like deep-dish pizza the best.

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When it comes to the most popular toppings on a pizza slice, anchovies don’t make the cut, according to a new survey by YouGov.

YouGov surveyed more than 6,100 U.S. adults to rank the most popular and least popular pizza toppings. In the category of favorite toppings, pepperoni came in at No. 1 with thumbs up from 64 percent of respondents. When asked to pick their least favorite toppings, 61 percent chose anchovies, the survey found.

In addition to pepperoni, the most popular pizza toppings included sausage (56 percent), mushrooms (54 percent), extra cheese (52 percent) and onions (48 percent).

As for the least favorite toppings, eggplant came in at No. 2 after anchovies with 52 percent, followed by artichokes (44 percent), broccoli (39 percent) and pineapple (35 percent).

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About one quarter (26 percent) of the respondents said they like pineapple on pizza.

In a close battle, thin crust won out as Americans’ favorite type of pizza crust, with 31 percent saying it’s their preferred style. Twenty-nine percent prefer regular crust, while 18 percent like deep-dish pizza the best.

Folks in the Midwest (34 percent) and the West (32 percent) prefer thin crust, while the northeast chooses regular crust (34 percent). In the South, it’s a tie between thin crust and regular crust, both at 29 percent.