Winter is Most Popular Season for Retail Therapy, Finds New Survey.You will not be alone if you have the winter blues this upcoming Monday. Coined Blue Monday,January 21st is considered to be the most depressing day of the year, and many people will be seeking mood boosters as a result.
A new finds that one of those attitude adjusters is shopping, as more than one-third (36 percent) of U.S. adults said winter is the season they would most likely shop in pursuit of retail therapy. In addition, 26 percent of U.S. adults agree that bad weather, like cloudy, cold, and gray skies has prompted them to shop in pursuit of a better mood.
Often, retail therapy does result in a better disposition. Four-in-ten (40 percent) of those who have gone shopping for retail therapy report they have temporarily forgotten their bad mood. More than one-third (36 percent) said it made them feel happy.
This survey was conducted online nationwide by Harris Interactive on behalf of from January 7th - 9th, 2013, among 2,166 adults ages 18 and older.