Most Americans will have a Christmas tree

Jamie BallardData Journalist
December 09, 2019, 5:00 PM GMT+0

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are thy (plastic) branches.

A December 2 poll of more than 13,000 Americans finds that just under one in seven (15%) Americans will be bringing a real Christmas tree into their home this holiday season. More than twice as many (38%) will be putting up an artificial tree that they already own, while 11 percent plan to buy an artificial tree to decorate, according to data from YouGov Daily.

About one-quarter (26%) of Americans say they don’t have plans to put up a Christmas tree in their home. Independents (29%) and Democrats (28%) are more likely than Republicans (18%) to sat that they won’t have a Christmas tree in their home this year.

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When it comes to the gifts that go under the tree, most Americans have already started making purchases.

A poll conducted December 6 - 9, 2019 finds that 58 percent of US adults have already started their holiday shopping. About a quarter (26%) have not. A separate survey from November 2019 also found that nearly three in 10 (27%) Americans planned to do some gift shopping during Black Friday sales, while a similar number (24%) planned to buy gifts for friends and family during Cyber Monday.

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