Essential Report

Christmas activities

Dec 18, 2018

Q. Which of the following things will you be doing this Christmas?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Hosting or attending a Christmas lunch 62%   62% 67% 68% 61%   59% 66% 66% 59% 63%
Putting up Christmas decorations or tree at your home 61%   60% 67% 65% 57%   55% 66% 64% 61% 58%
Sending Christmas cards by post 43%   39% 48% 29% 53%   39% 46% 36% 38% 54%
Attending a work Christmas function 36%   35% 38% 43% 32%   36% 36% 46% 42% 18%
Donating to a charity 36%   35% 39% 43% 35%   33% 38% 41% 32% 34%
Hanging out stockings on Christmas Eve 29%   29% 33% 36% 22%   27% 32% 40% 33% 15%
Attending church 27%   26% 32% 22% 24%   27% 26% 35% 23% 21%
Participating in secret Santa (Kris Kringle) at work 25%   28% 28% 30% 21%   25% 26% 39% 28% 8%

62% say they will be hosting or attending a Christmas lunch and 61% say they put up Christmas decorations. 43% send out Christmas cards but just 27% will be attending church. Women were more likely to put up decorations and attend a Christmas lunch. Younger people were more likely to participate in most Christmas activities except for send out Christmas cards.

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