THANKSGIVING ANSWER OF THE DAY
Indeed, there is much commercial hubbub surrounding the phenomenon that major stores will open Thursday. But a large number of Americans — convinced that a convivial table and family fellowship bests the bargains — “appear turned off by the idea,” says a new Rasmussen poll.
The new survey of 1,000 adults finds that just 8 percent admit “they are more likely to shop at a store that opens on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on Black Friday deals.”
There is some pushback as well. Compromising family time with blockbuster sales may come with a price: 44 percent of the respondents also say they are “less likely to shop at a store that opens on the holiday,” while another 44 percent say that the new retail practice has no effect on them.