Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This New Year’s Eve, most Americans don’t plan on attending a party or even a dinner, but a sizable number intend to enjoy a drink. Even more will offer up a prayer as 2010 becomes 2011.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 18% plan to go out to dinner with family or friends this New Year’s Eve. Most (68%) don’t plan on doing so, but 14% are not sure at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Those numbers are nearly identical to those found last year.
Twenty-one percent (21%) plan to attend a New Year’s Eve party, but 64% do not. Fifteen percent (15%) are still not sure whether they’ll attend a party to ring in 2011. Those numbers are also little changed from last year.
But 42% say they will have a drink to celebrate the new year. Forty-eight percent (48%) will not.
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 26-27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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