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18 percent of Americans take pass on holiday shopping

Love it or hate it, this is the time of year when most of us go shopping in earnest. But a new report reveals that nearly one in five Americans will do no holiday shopping at all this year.

According to a survey on shopping habits by market research firm NPD Group and CivicScience, a culture-trend research company, 18 percent of Americans will take a pass on holiday buying altogether. That is up from 17 percent last year, the first year the question was asked.

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