U.S. consumers' planned spending on Christmas shopping 2011

This survey represents U.S. consumers' shopping behavior with regard to 2011 Christmas spending. Compared to 2010, 22 percent of respondents expect to spend less for the upcoming Christmas holidays, while 66 percent expect to spend the same amount. The main reason for Americans not to spend more money in 2011 is their concerns about the economy. Almost as many respondents stated they simply have less savings than last year.

U.S. customers' reasons for not spending more money on Christmas this year compared to 2010

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Release date

October 2011


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Base = respondents who are NOT SPENDING MORE on their holiday shopping this year compared to last year, i.e. less or the same amount of money.
The source posed the original question as follows: "Why are you not spending more this year?"
Multiple answers were possible.

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