61%: Christmas too early

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61%: Christmas too early

It seems we celebrate the Christmas season earlier and earlier each year. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we wanted to know if you think Americans start celebrating too early. A majority of 61% said yes, we do start too early, 27% said we do not, 12% had no opinion.

Older Americans, those 65 and over, felt the strongest about the early celebration question with 68% saying we start celebrations too early, 20% said we don’t, 12% offered no opinion. On the other end of the spectrum, young Americans in the 18-29 year old group are closely divided on the question with 42% saying celebrations start too early, 44% said they do not, 14% had no opinion.

Men and women were close on the question with 61% of men saying Christmas celebrations start too early, 26% said they do not, 13% did not have an opinion. Among women, 60% think celebrations start too early, 28% say they do not, 12% had no opinion.

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.

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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. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-Christmas early

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