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Q: How Will Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

As the number of new COVID-19 cases surge across the United States, the holiday season is just around the corner—the time of year people often spend celebrating with friends and family.

In our November 6-9 survey, we asked respondents how they plan on celebrating Thanksgiving this year. More than half (54%) plan on celebrating at home with members of their household only. Only 2% of respondents plan on traveling outside their home state to celebrate with friends and family.

Beyond limiting guests at Thanksgiving celebrations, survey results reveal that a majority of respondents do not intend on following the recommended CDC guidelines at their celebration this year. When asked which guidelines they would follow, 56% of respondents said “none of the above.” Furthermore, Republicans are more likely to indicate “none of the above” (70%) compared to Democrats (49%) and Independents (55%).


Last updated on November 13, 2020. Please check back for updates.

Results based on surveys of 193 respondents from November 6, 2020 through November 9, 2020. All surveys were conducted online from respondents in the United States.

For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page.


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