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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.

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