We’re getting quite festive here in the Toluna QuickSurveys office, with trees up, tinsel about and snow men around the place…only 2 weeks to go!! And so we were wondering how our panellists spend their Christmas day, what they eat, where they celebrate and whether or not they have beaten our festive decorations!
When we asked 2000 people from both the USA and the UK if they celebrate Christmas an average of 93% answered yes; It was interesting to see that in America the majority of those that stated they did not celebrate where of a white ethnicity, where as in the UK the majority were Asian. Could this be related to religious backgrounds, or is Christmas now seen as a consumer’s holiday, with Christmas sales and a few days off work?
Moving on we asked those who celebrated over the holiday season how they do so…the majority stating they do so with family and friends at home or at a family member’s house. It was surprising and somewhat sad to see that the 3rd highest option selected, was to spend the day alone. Whereas others headed for sunnier climates and jetted off for a Winter holiday break.
It was interesting to see that a Turkey roast dinner was the majority favourite across the UK and the USA, with 2265 of our respondents. Other favourites included lamb, chicken and fish.
The vast difference between the US and the UK around the holiday season seemed to lie within home decor. The US respondents stated that 56.65% of all homes would be decorated with outdoor lighting (I’m thinking they have beaten the QuickSurveys office!), whereas, only 31.55% of UK homes would be.
Respondents where then asked what their all time favourite festive song was, and many were put forward. A small section being, White Christmas, Fairytale of New York, Winter wonderland and Jingle bells.
However you spend your Holiday season we hope you have a lovely day! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Toluna QuickSurveys team!!
Send us in your pictures of your decorations…here is ours!