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.
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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