Poll: Many spent less this Christmas

Doug Boock

Half of respondents to a Galva News poll say the poor economy caused them to spend less on Christmas gifts this year than they did in 2010.

According to the poll, which ended Jan. 4 at, 50 percent of respondents said the economy made them not exceed their 2010 Christmas spending. Another 30 percent said they spent the same amount or less than last year, but not because the economy forced them to; they simply chose to.

Ten percent said they spent more on Christmas gifts this year than last year, and the remaining 10 percent said they didn’t have more money this year, but still spent more than Christmas 2010.

This week’s poll asks respondents whether they have set goals for 2012, and if so, what those goals are. Vote at the homepage of