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Poll: Most Will Ring in New Year at Home

Friday, 31 Dec 2010 12:26 PM

By Rick Pedrazza

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Most Americans won’t be partying like it’s 1999 this New Year’s Eve, a new Rasmussen survey shows. Instead, 69 percent said they will opt to stay home, which is slightly more than in 2009. Another 66 percent said they will say a prayer come midnight, with more men doing so than women.

Forty-two percent surveyed said they will enjoy the festivities imbibing cocktails, while only 21 percent said they will do it at a New Year’s Eve party.

Of those that will be home when the New Year chimes in, 60 percent said they will be wide awake, while 28 percent admitted they will be fast asleep. Another 12 percent said they aren’t sure if they'll even make it to the midnight hour.

More results from the poll show seven percent of Americans who will be out when the clock strikes midnight will celebrate the event at a friend’s house. A mere five percent acknowledged they will spend their time and money at a bar or restaurant, while nine percent said they will be somewhere else on New Year’s Eve, most likely at a downtown or other outdoor celebration.

Ten percent aren’t sure where they’ll be, or they just haven’t made plans yet.

“Adults over 40 are more likely to spend New Year’s Eve at home,” the survey reported, “while those under 30 are the most likely among all age groups to celebrate the holiday at a bar, restaurant or elsewhere.”

The poll showed married adults, whether they have children or not, are more likely to be home New Year’s Eve than those that are single. Forty-seven percent said they will have someone to kiss when the clock strikes midnight, but 38 percent said they will have no one to embrace. Another 15 percent aren’t sure who they will kiss.

As far as making New Year resolutions, only 39 percent said they will make them, while 93 percent said they will try their best to keep them.

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