Most adults aren’t planning to send or receive flowers this Valentine’s Day, which may be good, since most want something else anyway.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% of American adults want dinner with someone special for Valentine’s Day. Just seven percent (7%) want flowers, and just eight percent (8%) want chocolate candy most. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure what they want.
Just 11% expect to receive any flowers for Valentine’s Day. Only slightly more (16%) plan to send somebody flowers.
Thirty-one percent (31%) will, indeed, go out for a special Valentine’s Day meal. Ten percent (10%) will go away with someone special for the holiday.
Fifty-two percent (52%), however, will send a Valentine’s Day card to someone this year. Forty-one percent (41%) won’t. Of those that will send a card, 86% will send a traditional greeting card, while only seven percent (7%) will send an e-card.
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 9-10, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Women are more likely than men to say they want flowers most for Valentines’ Day, while men are equally as likely to want to get chocolate. Most men and women, though, want a special dinner.
Twenty-eight percent (28%) of men intend to send flowers, compared to just five percent (5%) of women. Sixteen percent (16%) of women expect to receive flowers, an expectation shared by just five percent (5%) of men.
Men are more likely to say they will go to dinner or go away with someone special for Valentine’s Day.
Married adults are more likely than unmarried adults to both send and receive flowers on February 14. They’re also more likely to have a special Valentine’s dinner.