(POLL) US holiday spending likely on par with 2020

Gallups’s latest research conducted in October, shows that Americans are planning to spend about the same amount of money on Christmas gifts this year as last year.

However, the estimated amount is still lower than pre-plandemic figures.

That includes the 2019 season that marked a record high level of individual spending, topping out at $942.

Estimated spending for the 2020 holiday season was $805. This year’s 2021 projected spending amount is $837, just slightly higher.

Gallup asked, “Will you spend the same amount on gifts this year, compared to last year?”

  • 64% plan to spend same amount
  • 22% plan to spend less
  • 13% predict spending more 

“Gallup’s measure asking Americans to estimate their total spending on Christmas gifts has been a good harbinger of holiday retail sales in most years”, says Gallup. The current metrics indicate an average to above-average holiday season for retailers as of right now.

Gallup says it will release its final holiday spending forecast in mid-November.

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3 thoughts on “(POLL) US holiday spending likely on par with 2020”

  1. Sharyl and Full Measure Team,

    Your use of this term, “ pre-plandemic figures ,”
    is courageous—far more than you may know !

    More, re ever-growing FACTS/Evidence :

    At Global Research dot CA :

    “The Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Exist ,” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

    This analyst had prompted all of
    my contacts to begin writing/saying
    this in June or July of 2020 :

    “C-19 Hoax”—as many examples began,
    in 2020, of Keystone-Cops-type
    anomalies, effected by the Shadow Cabal. .


  2. On a related issue, where I live (Seattle area), I still haven’t noticed widespread shortages of merchandise – including food – on store shelves, despite all the stories about supply-chain problems. Yes, here and there I’ll see a gap on the shelves, but nothing that really jumps out. It’s not at all like the great Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, and Hand Soap Shortage of 2020, which was probably driven as much by panic buying as by actual shortages. .

    One thing I did notice, however, was a re-roofing project at a nearby community center. Mid-summer, they tore off the old shingle roof and laid the foundation – tarpaper or whatever it is – for the new roof. Then the project stopped, and nothing happened for the rest of the summer. When the rainy season approached, they covered the roof with huge sheets of plastic, and that’s how it remains. I gather that there is a major shortage of roof shingles.

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