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.
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