>>Gallup: Americans To Spend At Least 100 Dollars More On Holiday Shopping
(Washington, DC) -- Americans expect to spend at least 100-dollars more on holiday shopping this year than last year. A Gallup survey found that Americans say they'll probably spend an average of 975-dollars on gifts this season. That's the highest holiday shopping estimate since Gallup began tracking it in 1999. The lowest was during the 2008 financial crisis, when Americans predicted to spend an average of 616-dollars on gifts.