Over the years I have noticed that more families back East seem to drink cola for lunch and dinner compared to those on the West coast. To be specific, I've noticed more cola drinkers in New Jersey, MA, and PA than say in CA, OR or WA. This is based on my observations during my travel (albeit limited) and reality t.v. show watching.
A caveat, the families on these t.v. shows are of a certain socioeconomic status and probably have a higher tendancy to drink soft drinks, regardless of geographic location. That said, it still seems to me that cola drinks are more prevalant on dinner and restaurant tables on the East coast.
This isn't a judgmental post, I promise. I just love spotting trends, whether they are only in my head or actually out there.
What say you, chowhounders on either coast?