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Most Will Be Home to Ring in the New Year

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

As 2010 turns to 2011 on Friday night, most adults plan to be home and wide awake.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Americans intend to be at home at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Seven percent (7%) will be at a friend’s house, while five percent (5%) will be at a restaurant or bar. Nine percent (9%) will be somewhere else, and 10% aren't sure where they'll be. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Slightly more people are staying in this year compared to New Year’s Eve 2009

Sixty percent (60%) of adults say they will be awake at midnight, while 28% plan on turning in earlier. Twelve percent (12%) cannot predict if they'll be up or not when the clock strikes midnight.

Americans seem to be a bit sleepier this year than last.

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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

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