1 in 3 Adults to Avoid Talking Politics on Holidays


Nearly one-third of all adults will consciously prevent speaking about politics over the holidays. Approximately half said they don’t expect to talk about politics in any way.

The Nov. 8-13 survey found that a vast majority of Americans think about politics to be one of their “least favorite” issues to talk about in mixed company over the holiday season.

Folks seem to be more interested in speaking about faith, or even their private finances, together with cousins and in-laws when they’re in talking hot-button problems like tax cuts, Obamacare along with the Russia investigation.

Poll respondents stated that they learned to bite their tongues “It is like: ‘hup, let us change the topic.

Beal stated her family discovered this brand new vacation etiquette following an especially stressful Thanksgiving at 2008. Obama had only been elected for his first term, also Beal’s niece called her a bigot for not encouraging him.

“Well this was the conclusion of this,” Beal said. “I chose I am not going to discuss politics anymore. I am not those things I call me.”

“I am not positive whether the rest of the family can.”

According to the survey, 31 percent of adults “would probably be intentionally preventing political conversations with friends and family” over the holiday season. Another 48 percent “don’t typically participate in political discussions” during holiday parties, and 21 percent will take part in political discussions with other people “even when we disagree on issues.”

Sixty-two percent said politics has been among the “least favored” conversation subjects over vacation parties and meals. Separately, 41 percent stated topics about finance and money were one of their favorite topics, while 37 percent chosen religion and 25 percent stated family gossip.