Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20137
 
1What are your Thanksgiving travel plans?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Will Not Travel74%71%78%72%76%75%75%65%80%62%
Will Fly3%5%1%5%2%2%2%6%4%0%
Will Drive20%21%19%20%20%19%21%22%14%29%
Other3%3%3%4%1%4%1%8%2%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%42%25%42%8%36%14%
 
 
2Why are you not traveling for Thanksgiving? You never do? Because of the economy? Or some other reason?
445 Who Will Not Travel For ThanksgivingAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
You Never Do40%35%44%41%35%46%37%23%50%26%
The Economy27%31%24%33%27%20%26%13%29%35%
Other Reason32%33%32%24%38%33%37%64%20%39%
Not Sure1%1%0%2%0%1%0%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Not Travel For Thanksgiving100%47%53%32%43%25%42%7%39%12%
 
 
3How far are you traveling this Thanksgiving?
155 Who Will Travel For ThanksgivingAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
<50 Miles33%36%31%36%35%28%31%38%30%40%
50-10027%20%37%28%24%33%34%49%14%22%
>10034%44%22%32%38%31%34%12%48%28%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Travel For Thanksgiving100%56%44%36%39%25%40%11%28%21%
 
 
4Do you plan to do any holiday shopping ON Thanksgiving Day this year?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes14%12%15%26%9%6%10%10%14%26%
No80%84%77%68%83%93%88%83%77%67%
Not Sure6%3%8%6%8%1%3%7%9%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%42%25%42%8%36%14%
 
 
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 Any20%24%17%15%24%21%22%22%22%11%
Have Already Started28%21%35%35%19%34%30%35%24%29%
After Thanksgiving30%31%28%32%32%24%24%33%35%31%
Early December14%15%12%8%16%18%18%5%10%17%
Just Before5%6%5%9%5%2%6%4%5%6%
Not Sure2%2%2%1%4%1%0%0%3%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%42%25%42%8%36%14%
 
 
6Compared to last year, will you spend more on holiday gifts this year? Less? Or about the same amount?
477 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
More16%21%11%21%15%11%16%25%17%9%
Less43%40%45%45%45%35%43%37%40%49%
About The Same39%38%40%30%37%53%41%38%36%42%
Not Sure3%1%4%3%3%1%0%0%7%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%35%40%25%41%8%35%16%
 
 
7This year, will you spend a little less? Or a lot less?
203 Who Will Spend Less This YearAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
A Little Less56%67%47%47%63%59%56%64%62%44%
A Lot Less39%33%43%47%32%37%44%33%35%35%
Not Sure5%0%9%6%5%4%0%2%3%21%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Spend Less This Year100%45%55%38%42%20%42%7%33%18%
 
 
8How much of your holiday shopping will you do online this year? Almost all of it? Some of it? Or almost none of it?
477 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Almost All Of It15%20%10%18%14%10%13%22%14%16%
Some Of It37%34%40%32%43%37%48%28%27%39%
Almost None Of It47%46%49%50%42%53%39%50%58%45%
Not Sure1%0%2%0%2%1%1%1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%35%40%25%41%8%35%16%
 
 
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?
477 Who Will Buy Holiday GiftsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Cash23%21%25%29%21%18%21%32%28%11%
Debit Card36%43%29%39%39%26%35%42%41%24%
Credit Card/pay Full Balance27%25%29%17%28%42%33%9%13%53%
Credit Card/carry a Balance10%8%13%11%9%13%7%12%14%9%
Not Sure3%3%3%4%3%2%3%4%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Buy Holiday Gifts100%47%53%35%40%25%41%8%35%16%