Do you intend to spend more, less, or about the same amount of money as you spent last Christmas?

Average Christmas spending of U.S. consumers 2007-2015 The statistic depicts the results of a survey about the average expected Christmas spending of U.S. consumers as compared to the respective previous year from 2007 to 2015. The percentage of people intending to spend less on Christmas goods than in the respective previous year has been increasing since 2007, while the share of people with a certain budget - thus intending to spend about the same amount of money as the previous year again - has been relatively stable with values around 54 to 67 percent. For example, 65 percent of the respondents expect to spend about the same amount in 2015 as they did in 2014.
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YearAbout the sameLessMore
200660%23%16%
200760%25%13%
200846%46%7%
200957%34%8%
201052%34%12%
201156%31%12%
201257%28%14%
201357%26%15%
201460%24%13%
201565%20%13%
YearAbout the sameLessMore
200660%23%16%
200760%25%13%
200846%46%7%
200957%34%8%
201052%34%12%
201156%31%12%
201257%28%14%
201357%26%15%
201460%24%13%
201565%20%13%

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The statistic depicts the results of a survey about the average expected Christmas spending of U.S. consumers as compared to the respective previous year from 2007 to 2015. The percentage of people intending to spend less on Christmas goods than in the respective previous year has been increasing since 2007, while the share of people with a certain budget - thus intending to spend about the same amount of money as the previous year again - has been relatively stable with values around 54 to 67 percent. For example, 65 percent of the respondents expect to spend about the same amount in 2015 as they did in 2014.
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Release date
October 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
October 7 to 11, 2015
Number of respondents
1,015 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Referring to the amount of money U.S. consumers intend to spend on Christmas, the source posed the question as follows: "Is that more, less, or about the same amount as you spent last Christmas?"

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