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Dread Holiday Shopping? You’re Not Alone

Photo Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

MONMOUTH, NJ (CBS) – In addition to holiday cheer, the holiday season also brings with it a healthy helping of dread – at least for New Jerseyans.

According to a new poll from Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press, just under half of NJ residents — 46% — say they dread the idea of holiday shopping. Forty-nine-percent of men dread it, and women are evenly split, with 44% dreading it and 44% looking forward to it.

Younger adults tend to look forward to shopping for the holidays, with 57% of those under 35 getting excited for it, while adults over 35 tend to dread it.

Additionally, four in 10 NJ residents say they’ll be doing the majority of their holiday shopping online this year, with those making more than $50,000 most likely to shop online. Among those who will be shopping online, 78% chalk it up to convenience.

For more information on the poll, visit: www.monmouth.edu/polling.

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