YouGov asks those born within a week of Christmas to share their experiences
As Christmas approaches, spare a thought for those who also have a birthday coming up, because the results of a new YouGov Omnibus Field and Tab survey show that being born in late-December has downsides.
YouGov asked 325 people whose birthdays fall from the 19th to 31st December what it’s like to be born so close to Christmas, with the majority (59%) saying that as children they found it worse than having a birthday at a different time of year. Only 13% feel that having a festive date of birth is better than one at another time of year, while a further 22% consider it to have been no better or worse.
Skip forward to adulthood and attitudes become somewhat less negative. Now the proportion of people who think a Yuletide birthday is worse has fallen to 41%, while just as many (44%) now say it does not make much difference either way. As before, only a small number of people (13%) believe it to be actively better than being born at some other time of year.
YouGov also asked what the pros and cons of a December birthday have been…