Ninety-two percent (92%) of American adults say they have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 72% rated this Thanksgiving season as good, excellent, or the best ever. Unfortunately, it was poor or the worst ever for 7%.
Thirty-three percent (33%) visited family or friends out of town while 16% hosted out of town guests.
Of the 92% who had a special dinner, 72% ate Turkey and 11% ham. Half (49%) enjoyed a dinner with 3 to 8 people. Thirty-eight percent (38%) took part in larger gatherings, including 6% who had 20 or more people at the dinner.
On the night before the feast, 62% expected they would eat too much. However, afterwards, just 48% said they had eaten too much.
Forty-seven percent (47%) watched football, 41% saw a parade, and 19% got some work done despite the holiday.
And, before Black Friday arrived, 9% of adults had finished their holiday shopping. Thirty-nine percent (39%) had yet to start.
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This report is based upon a pair of national surveys conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The first survey was conducted Wednesday night and into the early morning of Thanksgiving day. The second was conducted Thanksgiving night and into the early morning of Friday. Both interviewed roughly 1,100 adults and have a +/-3.o percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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