The battle over keeping Thanksgiving focused on food and family continues, with Post-Gazette columnist Sally Kalson weighing in on the reasons for the ever-earlier store openings.
“Apparently, any regard they had for America’s day of thanks is gone. Why count blessings when one could be counting money?” she asks. For the rest of her column, click here.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh polling and data mining company CivicScience checked in Monday with results of surveys on consumer attitudes toward the holiday.
The company found:
-- 85 percent of Americans attend some sort of Thanksgiving gathering;
-- 56 percent are likely to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade;
-- 63 percent are likely to watch the NFL football games on Thanksgiving.
The survey questions, the company’s announcement said, were answered online by at least 4,000 people. They were re-weighted “when necessary to represent the full U.S. population age 13 and older.”