One in Five Childless Adults Expect Santa to Visit on Christmas

According to a new Pew Research Poll, one in five adults without a child in the home, are expecting a visit from Santa. Eleven percent who do not celebrate Christmas are also expecting a visit from St.  Nick. 

But even among parents whose children don’t believe in Santa, or adults who are not parents, about one-in-five plan on a visit from him. About one-third of U.S. adults say Santa Claus will drop in on them Christmas Eve, including 23% of those ages 65 and older. Even 11% of people who say they do not celebrate Christmas say they plan to get a visit from Kris Kringle.

Almost three-quarters of adults report that they got a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve.