15% Received Christmas Gift They Can’t Wait to Return

Among those exchanging Christmas gifts, 15% received at least one gift they can’t wait to return. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 24% of adults under 50 received such a gift. Among those 50-64, just 10% will be quickly heading to the return counter. Only 5% of senior citizens received a gift they can’t wait to return.

At the other end of the spectrum, 75% received at least one gift that totally surprised and pleased them.

Overall, however, 50% were very excited by the gifts they received and another 41% were somewhat excited. Younger adults were more likely to be very excited than their elders (see crosstab results).

As for the gifts people gave, 54% think the recipients were very excited and 40% said somewhat excited.

Data released yesterday showed that 89% of Americans celebrate Christmas. Ninety-six percent (96%) of them exchange gifts as part of the celebration.

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The national survey of 1,072 Adults was conducted December 25-26, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). The sample included 877 who exchanged gifts on Christmas.  Data based upon that subset has a +/-3.4 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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