Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20136
 
1What are your Thanksgiving travel plans?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Will Not Travel77%77%77%73%80%77%76%87%74%**
Will Fly2%2%3%4%1%3%3%0%3%**
Will Drive18%19%17%17%19%17%19%9%21%**
Other3%2%3%6%0%3%2%5%3%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%36%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
2Why are you not traveling for Thanksgiving? You never do? Because of the economy? Or some other reason?
462 Who Will Not Travel For ThanksgivingAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
You Never Do38%26%49%37%47%31%36%36%55%**
The Economy23%31%16%29%26%18%25%17%15%**
Other Reason38%43%34%34%27%51%39%47%30%**
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Not Travel For Thanksgiving100%47%53%20%37%42%80%9%8%3%
 
 
3How far are you traveling this Thanksgiving?
138 Who Will Travel For ThanksgivingAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 8.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
<50 Miles51%43%58%64%41%50%55%**11%**
50-10020%23%17%14%27%18%22%**0%**
>10027%34%20%21%32%26%22%**80%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Travel For Thanksgiving100%47%53%26%31%43%84%5%10%1%
 
 
4Do you plan to do any holiday shopping ON Thanksgiving Day this year?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes7%4%9%10%6%6%6%9%8%**
No89%93%86%84%90%90%90%88%84%**
Not Sure4%3%5%6%4%4%4%3%8%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%36%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
5When will you do most of your shopping? Have you already started your holiday shopping? Will you start your holiday shopping after Thanksgiving? In early December? Or just before the holidays?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Will Not Do Any21%21%21%12%22%25%20%22%27%**
Have Already Started31%26%34%25%32%32%34%23%15%**
After Thanksgiving24%27%21%33%21%21%24%28%11%**
Early December15%19%12%14%13%17%14%23%14%**
Just Before6%7%5%12%4%4%6%4%3%**
Not Sure4%1%7%4%7%1%2%0%30%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%36%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
6Compared to last year, will you spend more on holiday gifts this year? Less? Or about the same amount?
474 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
More12%11%13%20%10%9%14%7%7%**
Less42%41%43%38%49%38%38%57%56%**
About The Same43%46%41%35%39%52%45%32%37%**
Not Sure3%2%3%7%2%1%3%4%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%24%35%41%81%8%8%2%
 
 
7This year, will you spend a little less? Or a lot less?
198 Who Will Spend Less This YearAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 7.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
A Little Less45%40%50%31%49%50%38%47%81%**
A Lot Less53%59%47%69%49%48%60%53%19%**
Not Sure2%1%2%0%2%2%2%0%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Spend Less This Year100%46%54%22%41%37%75%11%11%3%
 
 
8How much of your holiday shopping will you do online this year? Almost all of it? Some of it? Or almost none of it?
474 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Almost All Of It16%15%16%18%18%12%16%14%3%**
Some Of It40%39%41%51%47%27%38%39%64%**
Almost None Of It44%46%42%31%35%59%46%48%29%**
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%3%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%24%35%41%81%8%8%2%
 
 
9When you buy holiday gifts, will you pay cash for them? Will you use a debit card? Will you use a credit card, but pay off the full balance at the end of the month? Or will you use a credit card and carry a balance?
474 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Cash21%22%20%26%21%19%20%50%7%**
Debit Card37%31%42%45%45%24%32%37%71%**
Credit Card/pay Full Balance33%38%29%11%28%51%37%8%18%**
Credit Card/carry a Balance7%8%6%13%5%4%8%0%0%**
Not Sure2%1%3%4%1%3%2%5%3%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%24%35%41%81%8%8%2%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.