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45% Are Having Difficulty Getting In the Holiday Spirit, 49% Are Not

Americans overwhelmingly plan to celebrate Christmas with their families this year, but many indicate that they are having difficulty getting into the holiday spirit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Adults say they are having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  Forty-nine percent (49%), however, are having no trouble finding joy this holiday season.  These findings show little change from this time last year.

Not surprisingly, those who celebrate Christmas are having less difficulty getting into the season than are those who don't celebrate it.

Regardless of spirit, most adults plan on partying.  Fifty-nine percent (59%) of all adults say they will attend a Christmas party this year.  Thirty-five percent (35%) will not be attending a holiday gathering.  These findings, too, show little change from last year. 

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 18-19, 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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