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Most Americans Say Vaccination Status Important to Decision on Celebrating the Holidays with Others
Survey Conveys Improved Attitudes About the Holiday Season Thanks to Vaccinations, Increased Financial Savings and Online Gift Giving
The Impact of Vaccination Status
While the great vaccination debate continues in the U.S., people are anxious to spend the holidays together this year over another video conference as many did in 2020. However, it is not without some concern of personal safety and the safety of loved ones.
64% of survey respondents who normally celebrate the holidays each year believe vaccination status of friends and family is important to their decision as to whether or not to share the holiday with others.
Pandemic Savings & Holiday Splurges
It's no surprise that a lot of participants reported having a good year financially – saving money or stimulus payments (72%), 51% reported they received a pay raise, and 35% said they saved money on commuting to work. The group that saved the most are those aged 35-44 (80%) and individuals 54+ (70%).
Roughly 73% say they plan to use the money they saved to splurge on gifts for their partner, then their children/grandchildren and finally themselves.
These splurges include:
Thanks to the pandemic and expansion of direct online shipping, people seem to have become more comfortable with the digital convenience. A majority of those surveyed (25+) said they plan on conducting most of their shopping online primarily through Amazon and Walmart and doing so earlier due to concerns about gifts arriving on time.
Also interesting was that 53% of respondents draw names online for their Secret Santa, compared to only 22% last year. Sixty-
About the Survey
The DrawNames survey was conducted with a random group of 1000 participants from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Roughly 54% of participants were men and 46% women predominantly age 25-54 and included a decent sampling of 18–24-year-