Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Majority of Americans Think We Celebrate the Holidays Too Early


Majority of Americans Think We Celebrate the Holidays Too Early

In My Opinion
I don't know...is it too early to celebrate something that takes weeks to plan and than disappears in one day. Making it last as long as possible means for me, starting to think about Christmas right after Thanksgiving!  Can't think about it after the fact, so before sounds logical to me.

Atlanta, Ga. – December 6, 2011 – It seems we celebrate the holiday season earlier and earlier each year and a recent poll found a majority of Americans feel we start celebrating the holidays too early.

A Poll Position national scientific telephone survey found that 61% of American said yes we do celebrate the holidays too early. Twenty-seven percent said no we do not celebrate the holidays too early, while 12% had no opinion.

Older Americans 65 and over felt the strongest and 68% said we start celebrations too early, 20% said we don’t, 12% offered no opinion.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, young Americans in the 18-29 year old group are closely divided on the question. Forty-two percent said we celebrate the holidays too early, 44% said we do not, 14% had no opinion.

Men and women were closely divided on the question.

Sixty-one percent of men said holiday celebrations start too early, 26% said they do not, 13% did not have an opinion. Among women, 60% said celebrations start too early, 28% say they do not, 12% had no opinion.

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll at http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-Crosstabs-Christmas-early.pdf.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,072 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 4, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

Do you think that we start celebrating the holiday season too early? Vote in our online companion poll and comment at http://pollposition.com/2011/12/05/61-christmas-too-early/.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.

Learn more about Poll Position’s polling methodology at http://pollposition.com/2011/09/26/our-polling-methodology/.

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