More than last year
Less than last year
About the same
last hits on the Cards....
I think it is quite consistent with the anecdotal evidence that people are either struggling to find the money or else wary of what the new year may bring that causes them to vote for less than last year.
On a more positive note, the majority of people are holding their spending the same; so it can't all be doom and gloom.
Personally, more children in the family , both my own and close relatives, means a higher spend come what may....one last trip to the shops today for us!