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Nikki Vaughn

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In the great steak debate, most Michganders agree that they like their steaks cooked medium well.

We all know that everyone likes their steak cooked differently, but considering Michigan’s farming tradition and location in the Midwest, medium or medium rare would seem to be more popular. Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana all preferred their steaks medium.

Nationwide, medium rare was the most common cooking preference (27.3%), followed by medium (25.6%) and medium well (23.5%). The results varied significantly by state.

Alarmingly, 19.4% of Americans prefer their steak well done. Four states had well done as their most common response (Alaska, Georgia, Oklahoma, West Virginia).

More than one third of Americans (34%) say steak is their favorite grilled food, followed by hamburgers (19%) and chicken (18%). Finally, 81% of Americans preferred hamburgers over hot dogs, according to the survey.

How do you like your steaks cooked?