A divided nation agrees: No appetite for political discussions this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Table by vxla.

In a country gripped by political polarization, Americans across the board agree on something: they are not in the mood to talk politics this Thanksgiving.

Two-thirds of Americans, 66 percent, say they are hoping to avoid discussing politics while visiting family or friends this Thanksgiving, and 21 percent say they are looking forward to discussing politics, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released this week.

As for how likely people think there will be a heated political debate among their family or friends at Thanksgiving, half (50 percent) say not likely at all, 24 percent say not so likely, 15 percent say somewhat likely, and 9 percent say very likely.

Another thing Americans of all stripes agree on: charitable giving. Seventy percent say they plan to give about the same amount to charity as they did last year, 19 percent say they plan to give more, and 7 percent say they plan to give less.

For the recent poll, 1,378 U.S. adults nationwide were surveyed from November 11th – 15th. The poll has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.