Survey says: Only 15% of Americans looked forward to talking politics on Thanksgiving

Survey says: Only 15% of Americans looked forward to talking politics on Thanksgiving
The 85%. Norman Rockwell cover illustration, 1923.

[Ed. – Alternative phrasing: “Incredibly, 15% of Americans looked forward to talking politics on Thanksgiving.”]

A new poll released on Wednesday shows fewer than two in ten Americans are looking forward to discussing politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table, while four in ten hope to avoid political discussion altogether.

The CBS News poll, conducted by telephone from November 15-18 among 1,103 adults, revealed 15 percent of respondents are “looking forward to” mixing politics with Thanksgiving dinner while 40 percent said, “they hope to avoid it.” Forty-five percent of respondents to the survey say they “don’t care either way.”

The poll found 37 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of Democrats hoping to avoid political discussions this Thanksgiving. Forty-two percent of independents also said they hope to avoid politics.

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