Finally we have data, and not just opinions, on a topic that fuels passionate debates and many headaches in Spanish society. The Sociological Research Center has asked citizens how they like potato omelette, the star dish, along with paella, of our gastronomy: with or without onion? 'Slubby' or dry?
The result has been that the majority of Spaniards believe that the tortilla should be made with onion and rare, according to the CIS survey.
Specifically, 70% of the participants prefer the tortilla with onion, and if possible, according to 53.9%, rare, something that 26.9% of a total of 4,538 surveyed in the past do not agree with. month of August.
Regarding another delicate topic such as the list of most representative dishes of Spanish gastronomy, paella is headed by 48% of those surveyed, followed by potato omelette, 25.4%, and Iberian ham, which would close the podium in third place.
If we review the CIS data by sex, it is women between 35 and 44 years old who have made the most of the money, compared to 32.8% of the men surveyed. And by professions, it is the military and police forces that have elevated the mixture of eggs, onion and potatoes to this position, followed by the students.
By religious belief, the CIS indicates that it is those who do not believe in the existence of God, with 29.5%, who place potato omelette in second place, followed by practicing Catholics (21.9%) and non-practicing Catholics (23.3%).
The CIS has also asked its respondents about the "preferential" use of olive oil in gastronomy, a question to which 98% have given a yes, compared to 0.7% no; and 85.4% of Spaniards prefer stews over fried foods.
As for "meat or fish", there is an almost tie here because 44.2% prefer meat compared to 40.8% who choose fish and 13.9% who say they prefer these two products equally.
Proof of the importance of gastronomy in Spanish society, the CIS has asked which is the best in the world: 81.1% put it in first position, followed by Italian and French.