A majority of people say they hope to avoid discussing politics this year at Thanksgiving, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Two-thirds of respondents said they do not wish to talk about politics with friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday , according to the poll . On the other hand, 21% said they are looking forward to discussing politics.
About 50% of respondents said it was “not likely at all” they will engage in a heated political debate over the holiday, 24% said it was not so likely, 15% said it was somewhat likely, and 9% said it was very likely.
“A heaping serving of political back and forth with your cranberries and stuffing? No way, say Americans, who would far rather feast on the big meal than feud with each other on Turkey Day,” said Tim Malloy, a polling analyst with Quinnipiac University.
The poll also asked how much people plan on giving to charity during the holiday. Seventy percent said they plan to give the same amount they gave last year, 19% said they plan on giving more, and 7% said they plan to give less.
The poll surveyed 1,378 adults nationwide from Nov. 11-15 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6%.
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