What is your holiday mood?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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What is your holiday mood?

Holiday blues don’t appear to be on the minds for many Americans during the upcoming festive season. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, do you find yourself happier, less happy, or no different from the rest of the year during the holidays. A majority of Americans said they were either happier, or felt no different with 37% choosing happier, and 38% saying their mood was no different during the holidays. There were those who said they are less happy over the holidays with 18% choosing that option, 6% did not have an opinion.

Men are happier than women over the holidays with 42% of men telling us they are happier versus 33% of women making that choice. Among women, 19% are less happy, 43% see no difference in their mood, 5% had no opinion. Men countered with 17% saying they are less happy, 33% said there is no mood difference, 8% did not have an opinion.

Whites and African-Americans have different feelings over the holidays. Among African-Americans, 23% say they are happier, 35% are less happy, 36% said their mood is no different, 6% had no opinion. Whites differed with 38% saying they are happier over the holidays, 17% are less happy, 41% said their mood is no different, 5% offered 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.

What do you think?  Vote in our online companion poll and comment below.

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-Holiday mood

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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