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More Than a Third of Americans Say Idea of Talking Politics at Thanksgiving Stresses Them Out


(ABC)-- The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving around the corner and a divisive election in the rear view mirror, millions of Americans are planning to talk politics with friends and family members over the holiday, and more than a third say the idea of those conversations stresses them out.

According to an online survey conducted by ABC News and its partner SSRS, forty-five percent of Americans expect a side of political conversation with their turkey and cranberry sauce, and 38 percent said the idea of such talk is at least somewhat stressful, with 14 percent saying it is very stressful.

When asked to share one word to describe what they are most thankful for, the vast majority of respondents said “family,” followed by “life” and “health.” Also among the top 10 responses were "friends," "Trump" and "Jesus."

The ABC News/SSRS Poll was conducted using the SSRS Probability Panel. Interviews were conducted online from November 17 – November 18, 2016 among a nationally representative sample of 250 respondents age 18 and older. The margin of error for total respondents is +/-7.9% at the 95% confidence level. Design effect is 1.64. The SSRS Probability Panel is a probability-based, online panel of adults recruited from random digit dialed landline and cell phone numbers.

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