new poll suggests that most Canadians are procrastinators when it comes to holiday shopping. Christmas shoppers are shown walking to stores at the Laurier shopping centre in Quebec City

Majority still have holiday shopping to do

Majority of Canadians still have holiday shopping to do this weekend: poll

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A new poll suggests that most Canadians are procrastinators when it comes to holiday shopping.

According to CIBC (TSX:CM), 64 per cent of those recently surveyed said they had yet to finish shopping for holiday gifts this year.

The poll found people between 18 to 34 years of age were the most likely to have put off hitting the mall, with 71 per cent admitting they still have people to cross off their lists.

Meanwhile, those over 55 years old were the most likely to have completed their shopping, although 55 per cent of those polled said they still had gifts to buy and planned to finish up this weekend.

The poll found that those who live in the Prairies were the most behind with their gifts, with 73 per cent saying they still had shopping to do. Respondents in the Atlantic provinces were the most advanced their holiday shopping, with only 58 per cent overall saying they still had more to do.

The survey also found that Canadians have already spent an average of $678 on gifts.

These poll used results were from an online survey conducted from Dec. 12 to 14 with a sample of 1,507 respondents. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.

Just Posted

Capital Regional District moves pipeline to save up to 50 trees

Move comes after short but intense lobbying efforts from Grange Road residents

10 bags of donated Christmas toys stolen from Salvation Army

Victoria location reported theft to VicPD on Dec. 11

Former Peninsula hockey coach hit by car in Beijing

Both legs broken, friends set up GoFundMe to bring him home for Christmas

Victoria Police, BC Transit educate drivers on bus lanes

Cops pull over commuters using Douglas Street bus lanes

More storms brewing for Greater Victoria

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

VIDEO: Ballet Victoria’s take on the The Nutcracker tours Vancouver Island and the Mainland

Performances in Revelstoke, Coquitlam, Chilliwack and Victoria

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

B.C. businesses evacuated due to emailed bomb threat, also received in U.S.

Penticton and Comox Valley businesses evacuated Friday morning

Police respond to alleged bear-spray threats in Vancouver Island park

A number of Comox dog owners have reported their off-leash dogs being threatened with bear spray

B.C. man linked to human remains probe gets absolute discharge on unrelated mischief count

Curtis Sagmoen was in Vernon Law Courts Dec. 13 for a mischief trial

Tilray names several former politicians to international advisory board

Many former politicians and political operatives have made a foray into the legal pot industry

Supreme Court upholds Canada’s right to reargue facts in assisted-dying case

Julia Lamb and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association are spearheading a challenge of the law

B.C. company facing several charges in 2017 chicken abuse case

CFIA investigation leads to 38 charges against Elite Farm Services and Ontario-based Sofina Foods

Woman forcibly confined, sexually assaulted between Creston and Cranbrook

The suspect forced the woman into her vehicle before driving along Highway 3

Most Read