12/21: Traffic Rated #1 Holiday Hassle

December 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrations, Celebrations Polls, Featured, Living

Do the holidays give you a great big headache?  You aren’t alone!  The holiday season has its fair share of hassles.

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The biggest – traffic.  32% of U.S. residents report that traffic is the biggest nuisance during the holiday season.  Long lines and rude shoppers are tied for a distant second with 18% each.  Unhelpful salespeople frustrate 9% of Americans while 8% are discouraged by finding hard to get gifts.  During the holiday season, unruly children annoy 7% of the population.

Men are more put off by holiday traffic than are women.  37% of men are irritated by traffic jams compared with 27% of women.

Table: Holiday Hassles

Marist Poll Methodology

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