Barna Update | Around the Thanksgiving Table: The Data Behind Those Tense Conversations

Getting together over the holidays can be almost notoriously fraught. Over the years, Barna’s research has covered some of the delicate or even difficult dynamics that might exist across generations or simply across the dinner table.

From opinions of the U.S. to ideas about self-identity, these attitudes could influence the topics that you tackle—or avoid entirely—with your relatives, neighbors or close friends this season.

The feasting season is upon us, and this week, many will likely eat turkey with relatives, neighbors and close friends of varying generations, religious views and political affiliations—which can make for some interesting conversation. Getting together over the holidays can be almost notoriously fraught for many reasons (not to mention the presence of smartphones, which more than 4 in 10 parents tell Barna disrupt family meals). Over the years, Barna research has provided insights on some of the delicate or even difficult dynamics that might exist across generations or simply across the dinner table.

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