Survey: 62% have family and friends away from home over Christmas

Two thirds of Irish people have family and friends away from home this Christmas, according to a survey by Tesco Mobile.

They questioned 1,000 people for the survey and 93% said they would prefer to have family or friends rather than presents around them this Christmas.

Of the 1,000 people asked last week, 62% said they will have family and friends away for Christmas and they won’t be travelling home.

Only 16% of those surveyed said their family will be travelling home to celebrate Christmas with them.

On Christmas morning 31% will text their mother first, followed by children at 14%, a sister at 15%, and a best friend at 14%.

When they were asked who they would call if they could call anyone in the world, only 5% would choose a celebrity or famous leader over friends and family.


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