Beans, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, bacon, eggs, black pudding—of all the components that make up a classic full English breakfast, nearly nine out of 10 people in England agree that bacon is the most important.
A recent survey conducted by YouGov of nearly 2,000 respondents in the UK found that 89 percent of people consider bacon to be an "essential" part of their quintessential morning meal. Bacon narrowly beat out sausage (82 percent), toast (73 percent), beans (71 percent), and fried eggs (65 percent) in the rankings—with chips, vegetarian sausage, pancakes, boiled eggs, and white pudding bringing up the rear.
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The study, which included a roughly 50-50 male-female split in respondents, also revealed some divides along gender lines.