Pop vs. Soda Statistics

To see the responses for "other" in a particular state, click on that state's name. To see all responses for "other", click on "Total".

Show United States only.
Show Canada only.
Show all states and provinces.

Ohio statistics:

Total responses: 22612 (5.83% of all responses, 6.26% of all U.S. responses)
pop: 18764 (82.98% of all Ohio responses, 12.26% of all pop responses)
soda: 2922 (12.92% of all Ohio responses, 1.85% of all soda responses)
coke: 447 (1.98% of all Ohio responses, 0.78% of all coke responses)
other: 479 (2.12% of all Ohio responses, 2.51% of all other responses)

"other" reponses:

92soft drink
83soda pop
12cola
11pepsi
9Jeff Patterson is awesome drink
7carbonated drink
7IT IS SODA. It has always been soda and only and idiot would call it POP. Go to LaRosa's, Penn Station Subs, Skyline Chili and see it called SODA on the menu board. SODA PEOPLE!
6drink
6Large Farva
5pop
5carbonated beverage
4HERE IN OHIO WE LIKE TO CALL IT FIZZY ACID WATER. TRUST ME. IF YOU ASK FOR ANYTHING ELSE NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND.
3Beverage
3snivvlerwhoohas
3PHIL LIKES TO DAFEIGAY
2frosty beverage
2fizzy stuff
2"Coke" for Coke "pop" for all others
2Doesn't matter as long as there's a good bit of Jack Daniels in it, otherwise I can't taste it
2Sodie-pop
2taco
2stone cold
2Dr.Pepper
2sprite
2Ginchy Goo
2sex
2Big K
2Kate has an awesome turdcutter
2hey sum1 call me 419-222-4668...
2www.4chan.org
2Fizzy Bang
2fuzzleberry blast
2space cropper
2Fizzy drink
2Root Beer
1Cola or Soda
1I say Faygo...even its its a name brand...(Faygo's an off brand..)
1Coke or cola
1diet
1phosphate
1Pop for carb in general, but Coke in general refers to any general cola ie Coke, Pepsi, RC cola, but not 7Up, Mt. Dew, Mello Yellow etc.
1CSW (carbonated sugar water)
1mailbox
1bubbly
1SUGER WATER
1"Soda" refers to carbonated water, e.g. club soda. "Soda pop" refers to sweetened carbonated water, and "pop" is a shortened version of "soda pop". Therefore, "pop" is a subset of "soda" and is more accurate when referring to sweetened carbonated beverages such as Pepsi and Coke.
1Diet Dr. Pepper
1Cokes
1I call the item specifically by it's name (i.e., Pepsi, Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, etc.)
1soft drinks, or just drinks -- I've been in NC for 12 years
1Where I grew up - it was officially called soda pop. But we usually shortened it to "pop" when we "said" it. Of course - living in New Jersey for the last 10 years has taught me that it "should" have been shortened to "soda". Now I just call it "soft drink" to keep people off my back.
1all the above
1dew
1RC
1Name of brand
1Beer
1bubbles
1I call it soda, and so should eveyrbody else. I just have one question, why would anyone call it pop? Sure, sure, it's a shortened form of "soda pop", btu so is soda. Also, how is pop in anyway a descriptor that is relevant when referring to s carbonated beverage. I've heard claims that it is a remnant from the days when the tops would "pop" off the top of the bottle. If this is the case, it is completely archaic since soda no longer comes in glass bottles (except some root beer and during the occasional advertising blitz by a soda company to cash in off the nostalgia of the older generations). On a side note, i'd just like to agree with the woman from New Orleans in the article who said that pop sounds dorky...preach on sister.
1Drink Name
1Stonecypher
1I have always used the terms "Coke" or "Pepsi" for the cola products of those brands, and, I thought everyone else did, also. "Cola" is a generic term for any cola flavored soda pop. "Pop" is short for "soda-pop". Although it is the corect term for any flavor of carbonated beverage, it is somewhat antiquated, with the term "Pop" being most prevalent, followed by "soda." Calling any flavor of pop "Coke" is just plain stupid. At first I thought it somewhat surprising that Texans did such a stupid thing. Then I remembered that Bush is from Texas.
1Why would call it Coke? Coke is a brand name... not a general name for a soft drink or "pop"
1fountain drink
1I can't believe this! You people need to grow up! I'm guessing a lot of you are adults. It blows my mind how some of you argue about something as trivial as what to call sodapop. WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care if someone says pop, soda, coke, whatever! And I don't have to, because I'll never work at McDonald's! No one has the right to discriminate against someone just because they don't say the "right" word. There are much more important things one can discriminate about, like how immature some people are. Give me a break.
1CYANIDE
1we asked for the drink we wanted by name
1Soda now, used to use Pop
1Choclate Starfish
1soda-pop -- my Dad says it should be "pop", though
1I work at Arby's, we serve Pepsi products but sometimes people ask for Coke when they mean Pepsi, but we have to tell them what they are getting I think its a law I think the Supreme Court made a ruling on this but I am not sure seeing as how I work at Arby's.
1cola(coca)
1A Mr. happy drink
1go juice
1blah
1To the person "freaking out" about this "trivial" argument I am from Ohio..where it is Pop (generally). I moved to Up state NY, where it is soda. Now, you tell me to chill out when the entire state goes crazy over saying it the wrong way? Uh..not so much. I think this little survey is great. Just wait until you say what you think it is in the wrong part of the country..then you can ream us out for pondering this "trivial" question.
1Highly Acidic Carbonated sugary liquid
1fizzer
1Coke is a brand not a term used for soda pop
1four-corner face
1pop OR soda (interchangeably)
1cokeorpepsi
1Grew up with "pop" in Ohio, peer pressure made me switch to "soda" when I moved to Maryland
1Tom Cole is stupid
1Bob Dole
1Fizz
1soda pop (or a variation of the two) when at home, but at school, due to peer pressure, it's soda.
1pop except in reference to orange flavored drinks, in which case it's orange soda
1Sugar Water
1Fart to Be
1I use brand names only
1refill
1Cool, Refreshing Soft Drink Beverage
1Sugar Concoction
1parched
1Cold One
1RC Cola
1Super Happy Fun Drink
1grundel
1call it what it is--if it's coke, it's coke if it's sprite, it's sprite, etc
1Dear web designer, you should have put a limit on the number of characters that can fit in this field. It would eliminate a bunch of wordy, mostly irrelevant responses. Like this one.
1Lolliwater
1ale 8
1both soda and pop
1penis
1It's pop, unless you're referring only to colas (Coke, Pepsi, etc.) then it's cola. Soda is only used when referring to a specific name (cream soda, orange soda, etc). People who say "coke" for everything bother me (Coke is a kind of pop, not a generic term).
1It's Soda. Pop is a verb and last I checked, you can't drink a verb.
1It's pop. It comes from "soda pop". Pop is the noun, soda is an adjective that describes pop. Things are properly referred to by the noun, not the adjective. You say "tissue" for facial tissue, not "facial". If you ask for a facial, in some places you're going to get popped in the nose. "Pop" is the noun. "Soda" is the adjective. "Pop" is the correct term. End of discussion.
1Shamp
1peachfuzz
1dnf is gonna 0wn
1liter of cola
1Hydrochloric Acid
1suds
1Fart knocker juice
1man canadians r stupid I never seen so many names for pop in my life if u want to tell me what u think about that email me at joshallenbohland@hotmail.com
17up
1Pop. Melissa is wrong. Florida is the worst.
1Dan, I hate you and it's SODA
1Cold Drink
1I work in a restaurant and when i ask what the customer wants to drink...they always say "coke". This usually pertains to pepsi, coke, rc, faygo...whatever you got! So here, its usually just "coke" or "pop"
1Weasel
1Phosphoric Acid
1a carbonated soft drink, is a carbonated soft drink, you just hope you don't have to specify the carbonation.They are all soft drinks, a cola is a type, a soda is a type. pop is slang for any type of cola, sodapop can't exist its one or the other
1Lacouta
1caffy
1Mixolydian
1Soday pop
17upsoda
1faygo
1drpepper
1aw
1sunkist
1minutemaid
1meiiowyellow
1cherrycocac
1welchsgrapejuice
1troplcapops
1tea
1bksoda
1juicy
1caffeinfreecocacccccla
1I say "pop" when I'm referring to it as a generic noun ("I need to go to the store, I'm running low on pop...") but when ordering it at a restaurant or in just about any other situation I either specify the brand name or I just say "drinks" ("what kinds of drinks do you serve?"). This works well because it doesn't even necessarily specify "pop" or "soda" itself, but can mean tea, lemonade, or many other non-pop/soda beverages.
1Fizzy junk
1soda pop or pop
1shizzlenizzleisbizzlemynizzle
1Pop is for drinking, soda is for baking. How did soda-drinkers get foreigners to say soda instead of pop? They are destroying our way of life! I will not stand idly by and watch our Pop culture fizzle away!
1"pseudo" pop, since we drink the diet, caffeine-free version, it doesn't seem "real" enough to be called "soda-pop". But... I grew up in Akron where I didn't even know there was a "soda" in front of the word Pop. It was always just pop.
1Growing up in Cincinnati, we called all carbonated beverages "a coke" and had to specify if we meant Dr. Pepper, Royal Crown, Seven-up or Orange Crush. They were all 'cokes'. Strange, I know.
1jason is hot!!!
1jason is hot!!
1pop rules!!! soda is for right-wing hippies.
1PIP
1U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! U R STUPID! 30 TIMES!
1Tonic
1Tarzan Slam
1DANK
1can be pop or soda depending on surroundings and people. grew up with pop though moved to soda territory. heard of tonic found it to be quite fey
1None
1disgusting
1it is pop. soda pop, or cola. just soda by itself is defined as a carbonated compound. so when mixed with flavored syrup. you get soda pop, pop, or cola.
1FARVA Yeah ill have a uh liter of cola BURGER GUY What? FARVA A liter of cola! BURGER GUY Liter-O-Cola do we make liter-o-cola? THORNE Why dont you just order a large Farva? FARVA I don'twant a large Farva I want a goddamn liter of cola. BURGER GUY I don't know what that is.FARVA Liter is french for give me some fu**in cola before I rip off your fu**in lips!!
1FARVA Yeah ill have a uh liter of cola BURGER GUY What? FARVA A liter of cola! BURGER GUY Liter-O-Cola do we make liter-o-cola? THORNE Why dont you just order a large Farva? FARVA I don'twant a large Farva I want a godd@mn liter of cola. BURGER GUY I don't know what that is.FARVA Liter is french for give me some fu**in cola before I rip off your fu**in lips!!
1MACCA
1fizzpiss
1Drink that is not made from ferrets
1supper
1keOOtjmkhlWEG
1sugar walls
1PzBDFeMoxRid
1somin fizzy
1Delicious
1booty sweat
1big ass titties
1Did you know that monkeys are the only animals in the world able to give themselves head?
1Mt Dew
1Peppy Le Diabetus' Diarrhea Concentrate
1Flavored Carbonated Water
1Sev came on his own face! 8=========D--)
1Uncle Meatball's Wonder Tonic with a free swizzle stick for my Ultimate Bromance Lover Brad now drink it Fruity Pants
1pop or soda
1Mixer
1duhhh whats pop or soda we here in columbus suck on our mamma's titts only its the buckeye way GO OSU duhhhhhhh
1WQWpPAzpYOKcOdVs
1TBiEgSTx
1jHSsFNnwiyIB
1Swagg Juice
1I learned to use both equally
1GRAPE DRANK
1I use all 3 equally
1soda-pop (the two of them together)
1Sody-pop, Soder
1gizzoogle
1Soda pop, soda, pop, soft drink, carbonated beverage, fountain drink
1sometimes soda sometimes pop


Statistics last generated: Mon Oct 20 00:06:27 2014 Pacific Time


Return to the Pop vs. Soda Page.