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Spending

Consumers' average daily spending over Black Friday weekend was on par with the higher levels Gallup has seen in recent years.

Americans anticipate spending $785 on Christmas gifts this year, consistent with their estimates since 2013. Nearly nine in 10 U.S. adults intend to spend something.

Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $91 in September, the highest for the month since 2008. The average was unchanged from August, the first time in seven years monthly spending did not fall at least slightly in September.