Elon University Poll in the news

Burlington Times-News — “And they’re off. Black Friday started before breakfast for many this Thanksgiving Thursday, but most stores give shoppers a chance to finish dinner — if they eat early.”

WUNC — “Many holiday shoppers are already at the malls on this busiest retail shopping day of the year.  But a new poll says most North Carolinians are keeping a tight purse this season.”

Business Journal of the Triad — “Expect holiday gift spending to be flat to lower per person this year compared to last, according to the latest Elon University Poll.”

Charlotte Business Journal — “Most North Carolina residents will spend the same or less this holiday season than in previous years, according to a recent Elon University poll.”

Charlotte Observer – “One-third of North Carolinians plan to spend less on gifts this holiday season than last year, a byproduct of consumers’ grim outlook for the economy, according an Elon University poll.”

News & Observer — “One-third of North Carolinians say they plan to spend less money on gifts this holiday season than in previous years, with just 20 percent planning to spend more, according to a Elon University Poll. Nearly half of all state residents surveyed said they will spend about the same.”

Winston-Salem Journal — “A seasonal Elon University Poll, released Monday, found that a third of 732 North Carolinians surveyed planned to spend less money on gifts than in previous years. Only 20 percent expected to spend more. Although the proliferation of mobile devices has diminished the initial spark around Cyber Monday – consumers using their employers’ online access to make purchases – the Elon poll found that more consumers were likely to shop online Monday (33 percent) for big bargains than to hit the retail centers Thursday and Friday (26 percent).”

News & Record — “Don’t expect a spike in holiday gift spending, according to the latest Elon University Poll.”

New Bern Sun Journal & Jacksonville Daily News — “On the eve of Thanksgiving, North Carolinians say they have more to be thankful for than shopping for gifts, according to a recent poll conducted by by Elon University.”

WECT —  “A third of those living in North Carolina plan to spend less money on the holidays this year, according to a poll released Monday by Elon University.”

WWAY — “With the approach of Thanksgiving and “Black Friday,” a third of North Carolinians say they plan to spend less money on gifts this holiday season than in previous years with just 20 percent planning to spend more, according to the latest Elon University Poll.”

AP via WTVD — “An Elon University poll this month found more than eight out of 10 North Carolina residents said they were planning on doing some holiday shopping. One-third plan to shop on Cyber Monday, while 26 percent expect to shop on Black Friday. About 11 percent said they plan to shop on both days.”

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