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Unofficial holiday spending survey

It's almost that time of year. Here, LIers

It's almost that time of year. Here, LIers share the worst gifts they ever received. Credit: Handout

More, less or the same?

Readers will be looking for data during the next two weeks on how the holiday shopping season went.  In this blog’s own non-scientific survey in the days leading up to Christmas, it looks like a little bit less.

Thirty-two respondents, or 37 percent, said they expected to spend somewhat or a lot less than last year, while 31 percent said they expected to spend about the same and another 31 percent said they expected to spend a lot or somewhat more than last year. Here are the breakdowns

A lot more than last year:  14 (16%)
Somewhat more than last year: 13 (15%)
About the same as last year: 27 (31%)
Somewhat less than last year: 18 (21%)
A lot less than last year: 14 (16%)

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