Nov 23, 2009 5:55 PM by NBC

Will Americans spend more this holiday season?

Poll results are no longer available.

The holiday shopping season starts Friday and many retailers want to know what it's going to take to get you to open your wallet.

With the recession easing, things aren't as tight as last year, but new surveys show the economy still has a hold on our wallets.

Last year, 56% of shoppers said they would spend less. This year, 43% said they plan to spend less.

News First 5 wants to know what your holiday budget looks like. Vote in our poll included in this story and post a comment to let us know.


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