Siena Research Institute is out with a new holiday poll that says more than 70% of New Yorkers are either somewhat or very excited about the season.
The poll says nearly half of New Yorkers statewide plan to spend $500 or more on gifts this year, and 20% plan to spend $1,000 or more.
Close to 60% of upstate residents say they plan to do at least some of their Christmas shopping on-line.
72% will put up a Christmas tree, most prefer artificial.
And 30% of New Yorkers across the state, a similar number upstate, say they're good with old St. Nick.
Not surprisingly, most who say they believe are those with children in the household.
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