Q. And now about Christmas spending – compared to last year, do you expect to be spending more on gifts at Christmas, less or much the same?
|Dec 08||Dec 09||Nov 10|
|Will spend more||3%||11%||10%|
|Will be spending less||38%||38%||38%|
|Spend much the same||55%||47%||48%|
Views about spending on gifts at Christmas remain much the same as last year. 10% say they will spend more, 38% spend less and 48% much the same.
16% of those aged under 35 say they will spend more, 46% of those aged 35-44 will spend less and 59% of those aged 55+ will spend much the same. There is no significant relationship between changes in spending and income.